However, Kylie, who is still not fully fit following an intensive programme of chemotherapy, had underestimated just how physically demanding the two-and-a-half-hour performances would be and was forced to grudgingly cancel her appearance.
A source told Britain’s The Sun newspaper, “Kylie called Bono to explain that she had worn herself out. She is really feeling the physical effects of her return to the stage. He told her to spend Monday resting, get her energy levels fully restored and relax. It wasn’t a problem at all. Everyone realises Kylie is putting herself through the mill for the tour.” Kylie’s tour has changed significantly from last year’s postponed shows in order to accommodate the singer’s reduced fitness levels and limit her stress.
Before her first show on Saturday, she said, “I’m as prepared as I can be, but I’m not sure that I’ll be able to do everything that I did before.”