Elton John cancels trio of Las Vegas shows due to respiratory infection
Elton John has called off three performances -- Thursday (5/24), Saturday (5/26) and Sunday (5/27) -- in order to recuperate from a respiratory infection that landed him in a Los Angeles hospital earlier this week.
The 65-year-old singer fell ill last weekend while performing his "Million Dollar Piano" residency at Las Vegas' The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Wednesday (5/23) for testing and treatment, according to a press release.
"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," a statement from the publicist said.
That affects three "Million Dollar Piano" performances in Las Vegas.
"I love performing this show and I will be thrilled when we return to The Colosseum in October to complete the 11 concerts soon to be scheduled," John stated in a press release. "All I can say to the fans is sorry I can't be with you."
Before returning to Las Vegas in October, John will take on an extensive European trek, which kicks off June 1 in Wetzlar, Germany, and runs through 22 cities before closing July 21 in Nimes, France.
1 - Wetzlar, Germany - Hessentag
3 - Taunton, England - Somerset County Cricket Club
5 - Harrogate, England - Great Yorkshire Showground
7 - Belfast, Ireland - Odyssey Arena
9 - Chesterfield, England - Chesterfield Football Club B2NET Stadium
10 - Falkirk, Scotland - The Falkirk Stadium
13 - Newcastle, England - Metro Radio Arena
15 - Birmingham, England - LG Arena
16 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Tower Festival Headland
22 - Nice, France - Palais Nikaia
24 - Lyon, France - La Halle Tony Garnier
29 - Ludwigslust, Germany - Schlosspark
3 - Oberhausen, Germany - Konig-Pilsner Arena
4 - Augustenborg, Denmark - Augustenborg Slotspark (Castle)
7 - Loaz, Poland - Atlas Arena
8 - Gdansk, Poland - Ergo Arena
10 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Arena Ondreja Nepelu
12 - Locarno, Switzerland - Piazza Grande
13 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dolder Eisbahn
14 - Wurzburg, Germany - Residenzplatz
18 - Tuessling, Germany - Castle Tuessling
20 - Ulm, Germany - Muensterplatz
21 - Nimes, France - Arenes de Nimes
17 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Mata Elang International Statium