Sir Elton John seems to have been put through the mill recently health-wise, as he recently contracted an unusual and harmful bacterial infection while on tour in South America. He was in intensive care for two days until being released from the hospital where he was ordered by the doctor to rest; thus cancelling eight shows.
According to Uproxx, in a statement put out by John's representatives the situation is further explained saying:
“During his return flight home from Santiago, Chile, [John] became violently ill. Upon returning to the U.K., 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 doctor’s advice.”
John himself also made a statement on the situation, saying:
“I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologize for disappointing them. I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well.”
Fortunately John is expected to make a full recovery and be back on the road by June 3rd, where he will be kicking off the tour in London according to his official website. I'm just glad he is going to be ok. Lord knows in the past year or two we have lost enough rock n' roll royalty as it is. It would be a shame to lose the man who made me want to go down the yellow brick road and not raise my kids on Mars.