LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British pop icon Elton John contracted a “potentially deadly” infection whereas on tour which noticed him spend two nights in intensive care and has compelled reveals to be cancelled.
The musician turned “violently ill” throughout a flight from the Chilean capital Santiago, the place his Latin America tour ended April 10, his public relations representatives Murray Chalmers stated in an announcement.
On touchdown in Britain he was instantly admitted to hospital the place he underwent therapy for “a harmful and unusual bacterial infection”, the corporate stated on Monday.
“After spending two nights in intensive care adopted by an prolonged keep in hospital, Elton was launched from hospital on Saturday, April 22 and is now comfortably resting at residence, per docs recommendation.
“Infections of this nature are rare and potentially deadly,” Murray Chalmers stated.
The 70-year-old star is predicted to make a full restoration after catching the infection throughout a six-date tour which additionally took him to Brazil and Argentina.
His upcoming US dates in Las Vegas and Bakersfield have been cancelled, although he is because of be again on stage June three in London.
“I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologise for disappointing them. I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well,” he stated.
The musician and singer’s profession has spanned 5 a long time and seen him decide up quite a few accolades, carry out greater than three,500 live shows and promote greater than 250 million data worldwide.
He has additionally been an energetic campaigner, establishing the Elton John AIDS Foundation after his shut buddy and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died of AIDS in 1991.
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