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Elton John Hospitalized For ‘Serious Respiratory Infection’

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May 24 2012, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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By Alexis Tereszcuk Entertainment Editor

Legendary singer Elton John was rushed to the hospital for a serious respiratory infection, has learned.

John, 65, was admitted to a hospital in Los Angeles on Wednesday after he developed the infection last weekend while performing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Sunday, May 20 his rep confirmed.

“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.”

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The Rocket Man singer told “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.”

Cedars Sinai Medical Center

According to his rep, the May 24, 25 and 27 concerts in Las Vegas have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the fall.

Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish are the parents to 17-month-old Zachary.


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