Elton John back in action after illness
Elton John will resume his scheduled world tour later this week after recuperating from a serious chest infection which sent him to a Los Angeles hospital last week.
The iconic piano man will begin his summer road trip with a June 1 kick-off in Wetzlar, Germany, as planned, a spokesman told BBC News today (5/30). That European leg pushes through a July 21 show in Nimes, France.
"Thank you for your well wishes," John's partner, David Furnish, told reporters at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in London. "He's doing incredibly well and recovering."
Last week, John fell ill during a performance of his Las Vegas residency, "Million Dollar Piano," and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center May 23 for testing and treatment. Since then, the 65-year-old artist has been resting at home, Furnish told reporters.
John is slated to head to North America later this year. That portion of the trek begins Sept. 7 in Sarnia, Ontario, and includes seven concerts scheduled across the eastern half of the continent. Tickets for all shows are on sale now via John's website.
John's illness resulted in the cancellation of three "Million Dollar Piano" performances in Las Vegas. The singer will return to his residency in October.
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
7 - Sarnia, Ontario - RBC Centre
8 - Peterborough, Ontario - Peterborough Memorial Centre
11 - Jackson, MS - Mississippi Coliseum
12 - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center
15 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Civic Center
16 - Johnson City, TN - Freedom Hall Civic Center
19 - Wheeling, WV - Wesbanco Arena
17 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Mata Elang International Stadium