Elton John: Recovering from Potentially Deadly Infection

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Elton John sure sounds like he's had a rough few weeks. 

The 70-year-old was rushed to the hospital when it emerged that he had contracted a "harmful and unusual" bacterial infection during his recent tour in South America. 

John, Elton

A representative confirmed the news on Monday. 

“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 statement reads.

“Infections of this nature are rare and potentially deadly. Thankfully, Elton’s medical team identified this quickly and treated it successfully.”

Elton John Has Red Shades

Despite being struck down by the mysterious illness, Elton is “expected to make a full and complete recovery” and will continue his tour on June 3. 

That shows just how much dedication the singer has to meet his fans and sing his back catalog of hits to them. 

Unfortunately, the remainder of his April and May performances have been canceled, while he recuperates from the illness. 

Elton John on Stage

As you can probably expect from someone who has been in the business for many years, he has amassed a legion of fans who sent their well-wishes to him after learning he was unwell. 

“I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologize for disappointing them,” John said in a statement, thanking fans for their support at this difficult time. 

Elton John with mouth open

“I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well.”  

We wish Elton a speedy recovery. 

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