They were one of the biggest pop bands in the 90s and early 2000s, that are currently part of a 90s nostalgia tour of New Zealand and Australia. But Jo O’Meara, of S Club 3 (formerly 7), has suffered a health scare which has stopped her from being able to complete the Auckland leg of their concerts. The 37-year-old lead vocalist, was rushed to Auckland Hospital with what was thought to be food poisoning on Friday morning.
Her bandmates, Tina Barrett and Bradley McIntosh, cancelled their performance that evening at the ASB centre. Venue organisers later confirmed that Jo was diagnosed as ‘strangulated bowel’ and required ‘immediate medical attention which could result in a fairly major operation’, according to a report by Stuff.co.au. After treatment and observation she was later discharged from hospital, but told and unable to finish the last Auckland show on Saturday night. A statement on from the ABS Theatre said: ‘Jo would sincerely like to apologise to all the fans she feels she let down for being unable to perform yesterday’s opening night of the tour. It went on to read that Jo would be ‘keeping her fingers crossed that all goes well and she can be back out on stage with the other guys in Australia.’ The start of the Australian leg tour will begin on February 7 in Perth. The organisers statement added that her bandmates Tina and Bradley: ‘Promise a great show even though Jo might be absent.’
– Daily Mail