Sick singer Tom Jones stops Singapore resort concert

Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:13am EDT
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singer Tom Jones has postponed Singapore and Manila concerts due to laryngitis, his website said on Saturday, another blow to a new $4.4 billion resort and casino complex in Singapore.

Jones began a concert at the newly opened Resorts World Sentosa in the city-state on Friday night but left the stage after two songs, the Straits Times newspaper reported. The casino and entertainment complex is operated by Genting Singapore, a unit of Malaysia's Genting Group.

Jones was suffering "acute laryngitis" and hoped to reschedule the tour as early as next week, his website ( said.

Jones's pullout came after the $4.4 billion resort said on Friday it had shut down one of its main attractions, the world's tallest dueling rollercoaster, a week after its Universal Studios theme park opened.

The rollercoaster was closed because of a technical problem and would remain shut while an analysis of the problem was completed, the park said in a statement.

(Reporting by Harry Suhartono; Editing by Paul Tait)