Fallen idol: Guy sick in Casino
By NERIDA BLOK
IGNORING doctors' advice, Guy Sebastian put fans first by performing while ill at the Casino RSM Club on Wednesday night.
In what was his first show in the town, Casino RSM secretary-manager Darren Schipp said Guy was sick with the flu and laryngitis, but battled on with an energetic performance in front of a crowd of more than 400 people.
"He did an excellent job," he said. "But his voice was notably strained at times."
Mr Schipp said doctors had advised Guy the day before his performance to rest in bed for a few weeks.
"But he was commited to the show," Mr Schipp said. "He had already changed his midFebruary performance due to record company commitments."
Mr Schipp said Guy told the audience he didn't want to let down Casino a second time, and promised to return with a fuller voice.
Helping Guy through his performance were former Australian idol contestants Paulini Curuenavuli, who sang a full bracket, and Peter Ryan of Bonalbo, who made an appearance to sing Burn For You, by John Farnham.
At the end of the show, Mr Schipp said Guy was taken straight back to his motel room to rest.
"His manager called this morning and said he was very ill with a distressed throat, and would be visiting a doctor today (Thursday) back in Sydney," he said.
Sony BMG confirmed late yesterday afternoon that Guy had cancelled his performance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show today due to a virus that had caused him to lose his voice.