Published Apr 25, 2017Elton John has cancelled a string of upcoming concerts after falling ill in South America. The singer reportedly contracted a "rare and potentially deadly" bacterial infection while on tour in Santiago, Chile.
A spokesperson for John explained, "During his return flight home from Santiago, Chile, he became violently ill." He spent two nights in an intensive care unit at a UK hospital, was released on Saturday (April 22) and is currently recovering at his home.
"Thankfully, Elton's medical team identified this quickly and treated it successfully," his spokesperson added. "He is expected to make a full and complete recovery."
Unfortunately, though, the singer had to cancel all upcoming performances of his "Million Dollar Piano" show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, as well as a May 6 show in Bakersville, CA. John is expected to be back on stage on for his June 3 show at Twickenham Stadium in London, UK.
"I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologize for disappointing them," John said in his own statement. "I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well."