Elton John Hospitalized, Cancels Shows After Rare Infection

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Sir Elton John who suffered a "potentially deadly" bacterial infection during a tour in South America, has cancelled a series of concerts in Las Vegas.

An official statement explained that he spent two nights in intensive care and was released on 22 April after becoming ill on a flight to the UK from Chile.

“During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection,” the statement read.

 “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, April 22 and is now comfortably resting at home per doctors 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.”
Elton John also added: in the following statement: "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."

The legendary musician will be back on the stage for his upcoming performance on June 3 in Twickenham, England.

-Devashree Goenka