The legendary artist Elton John was rushed to the hospital Wednesday, suffering from a serious respiratory infection. John performed last weekend at The Colosseum at Ceasar's Palace and developed the infection Sunday. He's now cancelled his upcoming shows there.
John's rep confirmed the illness, issuing this statement:
"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."
Radaronline says John told their reporter: "It feels strange not to be able to perform these 'Million Dollar Piano' concerts at The Colosseum. 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. I hope to see you soon at this wonderful theatre at Caesars Palace."
Feel better Elton!