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Tom Jones tweets apology for missing 2012 concert

Sir Tom Jones has apologised to fans after pulling out of a huge concert in London's Hyde Park which is part of the Olympic celebrations. He was due to perform tonight but was struck down by illness.

Tom Jones Credit: Press Association

He wrote on Twitter: "Sadly I have contracted a chest infection w/bronchitis & due to doctors orders I've had 2 cancel tomorrows and Sundays show. Sorry to all x. Thanks for all the lovely messages, I don't know if everyones understanding and support is making me feel better or worse!"

Will Young Credit: Press Association

He has been replaced as the headline act by Will Young, who Tweeted: "Singing out the blue in Hyde park tonight! Filling in for Tom jones who I hope is ok. Come along. It's FREE and I'm going to wear gym gear!"