Sir Elton John has been hospitalised with a “serious respiratory infection.” The singer was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles yesterday.
Elton John has been forced to cancel three upcoming shows in Las Vegas. Here’s the official announcement from his Web site.
We regret that, due to Elton’s ill health, the following three Elton John The Million Dollar Piano performances have been cancelled: Thursday, May 24; Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 27.
Elton developed a serious respiratory infection last weekend while performing at The Colosseum on Sunday, May 20. This week the condition worsened, even with medication and rest, resulting in Elton being hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, where he remained throughout the day for extensive tests. Those tests resulted in the attending Cedars-Sinai physician recommending that Elton not perform any concerts for approximately seven days with complete rest and antibiotic treatment to cure his respiratory infection and prevent any damage.
Elton is very disappointed he is unable to perform the remaining three concerts this week of The Million Dollar Piano at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. He said, “It feels strange not to be able to perform these ‘Million Dollar Piano’ concerts at The Colosseum.I love performing this show and I will be thrilled when we return to The Colosseum in October to complete the eleven concerts soon to be scheduled. All I can say to the fans is sorry I can’t be with you. I hope to see you soon at this wonderful theatre at Caesars Palace.”