Elton John is cancelling several shows after being in the hospital with a rare and ‘potentially deadly’ infection.
The Mirror reports Sir Elton, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday, caught the infection while touring in South America.
His management team released this statement a short time ago:
“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.”
Elton was undergoing treatment to remove the unknown infection and has since been released from the hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.
In a statement, Elton said, “I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologize for disappointing them. I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well.”
Get well soon, Elton! We hope you are on the Yellow Brick Road to recovery!
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