Elton John cancels all April, May concerts

The singer will return to the stage in June

Elton John has been forced to cancel all of his April and May concerts due to a “harmful and unusual bacterial infection.” The concerts include dates of his Million Dollar Piano residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and all tour dates.

“During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection,” a rep states. “During his return flight home from Santiago, Chile he became violently ill. Upon returning to the UK, 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 the hospital, Elton was released from hospital on Saturday, April 22 and is now comfortably resting at home per doctor’s advice.”

The rep says that these types of infections are rare but “potentially deadly.” However, John’s medical team has identified the disease and has treated it successfully. He is expected to make a full recovery and return to performing June 3rd in Twickenham, England.

“I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologize for disappointing them,” John says in a statement. “I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well.”

Elton John, Caesars Palace and AEG apologize for any inconvenience this causes ticket holders.

“The Million Dollar Piano” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is now entering its final year of performances; ending its run in May 2018. The show will resume performances this October with specifics to be announced soon.

Ticket holders should contact place of purchase for refund policy.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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