While Sir Elton was on a flight from Chile going back home, he caught a “harmful and unusual bacterial infection” which caused him to be “violently ill” and forced him to cancel several concerts.
Life threatening infection:
On Monday his agent stated that he was released home on Saturday after spending two nights in intensive care and a few more days in the hospital.
The superstar is currently resting at home from the “rare and potentially deadly” bacterial infection.
His agent released a statement saying: “Thankfully, Elton’s medical team identified this quickly and treated it successfully. He is expected to make a full and complete recovery.”
The “Your Song” singer had to cancel the Las Vegas “Million Dollar Piano” which should have been taking place in Caesars Palace during April and May in its entirety as well as a show in California in 6 May.
The infection was probably caught by the pop star while he was on his way back from his South American which was done on 10 April.
“I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologize for disappointing them,” Sir Elton said. “I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well.”
The show must go on:
According to Murray Chalmers, his agents, he will return to his live performances schedule on Saturday June 3 in Twickenham.
They also issued a statement, which read: “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 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 hospital, Elton was released from hospital on Saturday, April 22 and is now comfortably resting at home per doctors’ advice.
“Infections of this nature are rare and potentially deadly.”