Simon Returns To Stage Following Illness

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June 30, 2011 | 7:35am EST

Paul Simon made a triumphant return to the stage on Wednesday after recovering from a respiratory infection.
The folk legend was forced to postpone a concert at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Tuesday after falling ill.

He rescheduled the gig for Wednesday and thrilled fans with a set featuring tracks from his Simon & Garfunkel heyday as well as solo hits 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover and You Can Call Me Al.

The singer had also called off a show in Bournemouth, England on Monday while he was unwell but has yet to reschedule it.

He is expected to play Birmingham, England on Thursday.