The music mega star, Elton John has, according to The Mirror spent the last two days in intensive care after contracting a ‘potentially deadly’ and rare infection.
The 70 year old singer apparently caught the infection while touring in South Africa. When he got back from the tour, he was taken to hospital in the UK and has since cancelled a series of gigs from April to May in the USA.
Sir Elton apparently contracted a bacterial infection and became “violently ill” while he was on a flight back to his home from Chile.
Thankfully he was released from hospital on Saturday. “comfortably resting at home per doctor’s advice.”
The doctors seem to think he will fully recover and should be set to play his UK Twickenham date in June.
“I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologise for disappointing them. I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well,” said John in a statement.
The news was broken in a statement released by his management…
Elton John “The Million Dollar Piano” performances at Caesars Palace for the months of April/May and Bakersfield, California performance May 6 are cancelled.
We regret to inform you that due to medical reasons, Elton John is forced to cancel his entire performance schedule for the upcoming April/May run of “The Million Dollar Piano” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Elton is also cancelling his scheduled performance for Bakersfield, California for Saturday May 6.
During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection.
During his return flight home from Santiago, Chile he became violently ill. Upon returning to the UK, Elton’s Doctors admitted him to hospital, where he underwent immediate treatment to remove the infection.
After spending two nights in intensive care followed by an extended stay in hospital, Elton was released from hospital on Saturday, April 22 and is now comfortably resting at home per doctors advice.
Infections of this nature are rare and potentially deadly.
Thankfully, Elton’s medical team identified this quickly and treated it successfully. He is expected to make a full and complete recovery.
Elton will be returning to his schedule of live performances in Twickenham, England on Saturday June 3rd.
Elton John, Caesars Palace and AEG apologise for any inconvenience this causes ticket holders.
“I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologise for disappointing them.