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Elton John Hospitalized With “Serious Respiratory Infection,” Cancels Vegas Show

Gay pop icon Elton John checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center yesterday after a respiratory infection forced him to wrap up his Million Dollar Piano show in Las Vegas early.

John first reported becoming ill over the weekend while performing at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace, according to a statement on his website:

Elton developed a serious respiratory infection last weekend while performing at The Colosseum on Sunday, May 20. This week the condition worsened, even with medication and rest, resulting in Elton being hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, where he remained throughout the day for extensive tests. Those tests resulted in the attending Cedars-Sinai physician recommending that Elton not perform any concerts for approximately seven days with complete rest and antibiotic treatment to cure his respiratory infection and prevent any damage.

The shows for May 24, May 25 and May 27 have been scuttled but the Bitch will be back.

“It feels strange not to be able to perform these ‘Million Dollar Piano’ concerts at The Colosseum,” John said. “I love performing this show and I will be thrilled when we return to The Colosseum in October to complete the eleven concerts soon to be scheduled… All I can say to the fans is sorry I can’t be with you.”


On:           May 24, 2012
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    • QJ201

      I wish Elton no ill will, but since he got sober his music has sucked and he has become a total c*nt .

      May 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair

      Oh my dear, get well soon I pray. Our thoughts are with you.

      May 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize



      No matter what happens, Sir Elton John, know that those two songs have, at the very VERY least, saved the life of one man. Thank you so much.

      May 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rob

      Here’s for a fast recovery Elton.

      May 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      That sucks. A lot of people plan trips to Vegas, in this case, Memorial Day weekend, specifically to see the big names. Very unfortunate and disappointing for those who had hoped to see Sir Elton perform.

      May 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aleksandar

      Da li je on slede?i….Is he the next one….?

      May 25, 2012 at 12:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries

      Adoption does nothing to reverse the natural degeneration that attends ones geriatric years, and John is 65. And that’s why I winced at the last story that put him in the news here. Is the kid even old enough to walk yet?

      May 25, 2012 at 1:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      Tiny Dancer is such a good song. Wish all music was like that.

      May 25, 2012 at 9:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • !what the F**K!!!!

      @QJ201: My Dear,I think it was ever thus!@QJ201:

      May 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • !what the F**K!!!!

      That poor,POOR child!

      May 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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