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Elton John Cancels Concerts Over 'Rare and Potentially Deadly' Bacterial Infection

Elton John is cancelling all of the April and May performances of his Las Vegas residency, The Million Dollar Piano, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

"During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection," his publicist says in a statement.

"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 and is now comfortably resting at home per doctor's 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."

In the statement, the The Grammy winning singer 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."

He plans to return to the stage on Saturday, June 3, with a performance in Twickenham, England.

April 25, 2017 |

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