Bad news for the famous British singer, Elton John, and his loyal fans.
Good news is that he is currently ok and “on the mend,” but he was forced to cancel the remainder of his April performances, along with all the May concert dates of his Las Vegas residency, The Million Dollar Piano, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
His May 6 performance in Bakersfield, California is also cancelled.
Harmful And Unusual Bacterial Infection
“During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection,” the singer’s rep said in a statement via ABC News.
“During his return flight home from Santiago, Chile, he became violently ill. Upon returning to the UK, Elton’s doctors admitted him to [the] hospital, where he underwent immediate treatment to remove the infection.”
Comfortably Resting At Home
Luckily, the legendary British singer was released from the hospital on Saturday, April 22, and is currently “comfortably resting at home.”
“Infections of this nature are rare and potentially deadly,” the rep added. “Thankfully, Elton’s medical team identified this quickly and treated it successfully. He is expected to make a full and complete recovery.”
Elton John also managed to apologize to his loyal fans and issued the following statement:
“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,” said John.
He should be able to return to the stage on Saturday, June 3, for his performance in Twickenham, England.