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Elton John Cancels Concerts Due To 'Rare And Potentially Deadly' Infection

The star is recovering at home in the U.K.

25/04/2017 2:56 PM AEST | Updated 25/04/2017 2:56 PM AEST

Elton John canceled his concerts in April and May at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas after contracting a “rare and potentially deadly” bacterial infection while on tour in South America.

The star’s team released a statement Monday saying John became “violently ill” during a flight back to Britain from Santiago, Chile. The statement added that John is resting at home after two nights in intensive care and is expected to make a full recovery. He is scheduled to return to the stage on June 3 for a show in Twickenham, England.

Ceasars Palace also released a statement about the cancellation on the venue’s Facebook page. 

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

When news broke of John’s hospitalization, fans on Twitter immediately started sharing their concern.

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