Elton John Forced to Cancel Shows Due To Illness

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The Tiny Dancer singer is believed to have contracted a dangerous bacterial infection following his recent tour in South America.

The star was forced to cancel a string of US dates after he becomes “violently ill” from an infection while flying back from Chile.

Thankfully he is expected to make a complete recovery following his hospitalisation over this past weekend. He spent two nights in intensive care at a U.K. hospital, where he received treatment to remove the infection and was released on April 22nd.

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Sir Elton was allowed to return home but has been forced to cancel the May and April dates of his Las Vegas residency.

A statement said: “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.”

The statement continued, “Elton is also cancelling his scheduled performance for Bakersfield, California for Saturday 6 May.

“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.”

The statement released by his team said he would be returning to his schedule of live performances in Twickenham, southwest London, on 3 June.

The star said: “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.”

Sir Elton took to his Twitter page today to thank his well wishers. He write ” Woke up to an avalanche of well wishes. Thanks to everyone for reaching out.”

He assured, ” I’m resting well and looking forward to getting back on tour”

Get well soon!

Picture Credit: stroudm