Elton John cancels US shows as he recovers from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection

Elton John cancels US shows as he recovers from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection

The singer is recovering from a rare and potentially deadly bacterial infection

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sir Elton John has cancelled the April and May dates of his residency in Las Vegas as he recovers from a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection.

The singer had recently finished a series of shows in his tour of South America. While en route to the UK from Santiago, Chile, the 70-year-old became "violently ill."

He was admitted to hospital in Britain and was forced to spend two nights in intensive care to monitor the infection.

He has been released and is expected to make a full recovery, but has been advised by his doctors to rest at home. 

To that end, a statement from the singer explained the situation and revealed his dates over the next two months for The Million Dollar Piano show at Caesars Palace were cancelled, along with a performance in California. 

The icon said: "I am fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans. I apologise for disappointing them.

"I am grateful to the medical team for looking after me so well."

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