Sickly Simon ‘disappointed’ By Festival Performance

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June 26, 2011 | 6:55pm EST

Paul Simon was left “disappointed” by his performance at Britain’s Glastonbury festival after a mystery illness forced him to rest his voice during the show.
The You Can Call Me Al hitmaker played a subdued set in the ‘Legends’ slot on Sunday afternoon and was noticeably avoiding straining his vocal cords to reach the high notes.

After the show, he revealed he’s suffering from a bug he picked up on Friday and was worried about damaging his voice during his performance.

Simon tells the BBC, “I wish I was feeling better. Unfortunately I came down with something two days ago. It’s just lingering. It’s a really beautiful day and I was so looking forward to playing here. I’m happy that I did it but I wish I’d done it with my regular voice.

“This was something that I was really looking forward to, and I’m happy that I did it, I’m just disappointed that I wasn’t at my best.”