Legend Jerry Lewis was scheduled to perform a sold-out charity concert in Sydney, Australia on Friday but the 85-year-old was too sick to get out of the car and never made it on stage.
The concert was set to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of Australia. And though the audience was told they could have refunds, they instead choose to allow the charity to keep the proceeds.
The head of the MDF of Australia also released a statement: “We would like to apologise to people who purchased tickets for tonight’s show but in unforseen circumstances, Jerry was not well enough to take the stage. Jerry is in Australia solely to raise awareness of and funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, but understandably his health is the number one priority and this takes precedence. We are very appreciative of those people in attendance tonight who nominated to donate the ticket cost to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation rather than request a refund.”
Lewis was briefly hospitalized but released and back at his hotel. His publicist, Candi Cazau, said Lewish was “just feeling a little under the weather.”