Sir Elton cancels shows after suffering 'potentially deadly' infection on tour

Sir John's infection was not mentioned, but the statement said he contracted the "harmful and unusual bacterial infection" during his South American tour.
By Jason Spencer | Apr 27, 2017
Sir Elton John spent two nights in intensive care with a potentially deadly bacterial infection.

As a result, the British musician has canceled all his concerts for the rest of April and May, his publicist announced yesterday.

According to a statement by spokesperson Fran Curtis, the Musician became "violently" ill on a flight home from his recent South America tour.

According to the statement, the Sacrifice singer spent two nights in intensive care in the United Kingdom and is now resting at home after being released on Saturday.

Sir John's infection was not mentioned, but the statement said he contracted the "harmful and unusual bacterial infection" during his South American tour.

John's South American tour ended in Chile on April 10.

"Infections of this nature are rare and potentially deadly," the statement said, adding that the Rocket Man singer's time in intensive care was followed by an extended stay in the hospital.

The singer apologized to his fans for disappointing them, adding in a statement that he was grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after him.

Following recommendations from his doctor, the singer canceled the show's last four concerts.

In May 2012, Sir Elton became ill with a severe respiratory while performing his show The Million Dollar Piano at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

The rocker, a Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award winner for his contribution to film and theater, is working on a project for a Broadway musical adaptation for the comedy-drama The Devil Wears Prada.

John is slated to resume performances at a concert in Twickenham, England, on June 3.

 

 

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