Elton John

Legendary singer Elton John has been hospitalised for a “serious respiratory infection” in LA, forcing him to cancel a number of shows.

“Elton developed a serious respiratory infection last weekend while performing at The Colosseum on Sunday, May 20,” said his publicist, Fran Curtis, in a statement.

“This week the condition worsened, even with medication and rest, resulting in Elton being hospitalised at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center… where he remained throughout the day for extensive tests.”

Curtis said doctors recommended that the star “not perform any concerts for approximately seven days with complete rest and antibiotic treatment to cure his respiratory infection and prevent any damage.”

The sixty-five year old performer added in the statement that he was “very disappointed” that he had to cancel his Million Dollar Piano shows in Las Vegas.

“I love performing this show and I will be thrilled when we return to The Colosseum in October to complete the 11 concerts soon to be scheduled. All I can say to the fans is sorry I can’t be with you.”

John is set to perform at a concert in London on June 4 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee.

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