Elton John Postpones Tour to Recuperate from Illness

Legendary rock musician Elton John is currently recovering from a near-fatal bacterial infection. John, 70, is believed to have contracted the ailment while on tour in South America earlier this month. John was touring South America as part of his “Wonderful Crazy Night Tour.” He and his band had played four dates in Brazil before moving onto Chile for a single date on April 10.

 

Flying home to England, John is reported to have become “violently ill” en route. Upon his arrival, he was whisked away to a hospital for emergency treatment. He spent twelve days there, with two days believed to have been spent in an intensive care ward. According to his publicist, he is expected to make a full recovery.

 

John has had to cancel eight shows scheduled for the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada between April and May. A May 6 concert in Bakersfield, California has also been canceled, but John is expected to honor his English dates starting in June.

 

Elton has taken to Twitter to thank his fans for the “avalanche of well wishes” in the wake of his illness. He reported himself “resting well and looking forward to getting back on tour.”

 

 According to some sources , John’s family and friends are concerned that John’s touring schedule is too punishing for a man his age. Despite this, John has not signaled any intent to slow down or to retire from the stage.

 

Throughout his career, Elton John has released more than thirty albums and has sold over 300,000,000 records worldwide.

 

 

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