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Las Vegas legend Wayne Newton forced to cancel shows again

Posted on: June 26, 2022, 04:39h.

Last update: June 26, 2022, 4:39 a.m.

Wayne Newton is canceling five live performances at The Flamingo due to a positive COVID-19 test. The 80-year-old star, known as Mr. Las Vegas, has not revealed the symptoms he suffers from due to the disease.

Wayne Newton in 2019
Wayne Newton in 2019, pictured above. COVID-19 has forced the Las Vegas entertainer to cancel some scheduled shows. (Image: Associated press)

The shows were to take place from Monday. Newton still plans to perform from July 18 at the Flamingo. Shows continue through August.

News of the illness was published in a tweet sent by Newton on Friday.

Unfortunately, I tested positive for Covid after being double vaxxed and boosted. This forced me to cancel some of my shows at Flamingo Las Vegas.

“I am deeply sorry for the fans who purchased tickets and hope to see them when I return on July 18. Until then, please stay safe.

Last October, Newton canceled scheduled performances at the Wayne Newton Theater at Bugsy’s Cabaret inside the Flamingo due to a back injury. He had to have back surgery. He had injured his back while at his Rollins, Mont. ranch.

But despite these health issues, Newton has no plans to retire, he said. KLASa local television station, in an interview in May.

“It took me all these years to get back to where it all started,” Newton told the TV station. “I don’t believe in retirement for openers.”

My reason for waking up every morning and looking forward to going to work would be the smiles and the happiness, that very little bit of happiness that I can bring to people who are trying to escape the vagaries of life.

In 2019, Newton celebrated his 60th birthday on stage in Las Vegas with a show called “Mr. Las Vegas” at Caesars Palace.

It was in the 1950s when Newton first hit the entertainment scene in Las Vegas. He performed at the Fremont Casino in the late fifties. In 1962 he came to national attention after a television appearance on The Jackie Gleason Show.

In November 1963, he was performing at the Flamingo, following the release of his hit song, “Danke Schoen”. For many years he also performed at Stardust.

Newton becomes co-owner of the Aladdin hotel-casino. The Aladdin was located at the current location of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Adele cancels too

Newton isn’t the only major entertainer to have recently canceled shows in Las Vegas.

Adele was scheduled to perform at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace this summer. But those shows were postponed due to what’s been called COVID operational issues, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

We have been completely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID. Half my crew, half my team, came out with COVID. They always are. It was impossible to complete the show,” Adele announced in January.

Performances could take place in the fall, Review-Journal said.

In May, Caesars Entertainment and Adele reportedly worked on a deal to move the residency to Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater, TMZ reported.

Bieber’s COVID test

Additionally, Justin Bieber has postponed a concert scheduled at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in February. He tested positive for COVID-19.