Elton John Cancels Concerts Due To 'Rare & Potentially Deadly' Infection

Elton John spent two nights in intensive care with a potentially deadly bacterial infection and has cancelled all his concerts for the rest of this month and next. He caught the bacterial ailment while in South America, and John says as he flew home from Brazil to the United Kingdom, he became "violently ill". "He is expected to make a full and complete recovery" and assured fans he is now "comfortably resting at home per doctors advice". It's unclear whether those shows will be rescheduled, but for the moment John's scheduled performance at London's Twickenham Stadium on June 3 is still on.

Ceasars Palace also released a statement about the cancellation on the venue's Facebook page.

Sir Elton John is now part of the rare disease community. In a statement, they said that it was the singer's medical team who were able to quickly identify and treat the infection successfully. He is expected to make a full recovery.

On Tuesday morning, the "Rocket Man" singer comforted fans by tweeting amid his recovery. I'm resting well, getting stronger every day and looking forward to getting back on tour in June.

Elton John, Caesars Palace and AEG apologise for any inconvenience this causes ticket holders. "He sounded exactly how you'd want Elton John delivering a greatest-hits show to sound, and those songs, so timeless, all hold up well". He added, "I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well".

Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Sir Elton John asking for comment.

  • Salvatore Jensen