Elton John cancels Friday's Alabama show; scheduled to play Saturday in Memphis

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Pop music icon Elton John brings his piano flash and glitter to FedExForum on Saturday night.

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Jim Weber / The Commercial Appeal file photo Pop music icon Elton John brings his piano flash and glitter to FedExForum on Saturday night.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Elton John, who is scheduled to play in Memphis Saturday night, canceled a concert that was set for Friday in Birmingham.

The British singer and piano player was supposed to perform at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena. Ticketmaster announced the cancellation on its website hours before.

Officials at the arena say medical reasons are being cited for the cancellation, but they don't have details. A news release from the singer's representatives also cited medical reasons.

A photo on the arena's Facebook page shows the singer's piano already was in place and ready for the show.

Ticketmaster says it is offering refunds for ticket purchasers.

John is scheduled to perform at FedExForum in Memphis Saturday night.

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