Elton John has put his Las Vegas Million Dollar Piano residency dates for April and May on ice, as well as a show in Bakersfield, California, for medical reasons.
His spokesman says, “During a recent successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection. During his return flight home from Santiago, Chile, he became violently ill. Upon returning to the U.K., 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 the hospital on Saturday, April 22nd and is now comfortably resting at home per doctor’s 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 will be returning to his schedule of live performances in Twickenham, England on Saturday, June 3rd.”
And Elton adds, “I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans, and apologize for disappointing them. I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well.”