A statement on the English singer/songwriter’s website says he came down with the infection May 20 while performing in Sin City. After his condition got worse during the week, he was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles May 23, where he underwent extensive tests. The attending physician recommended John “not perform any concerts for approximately seven days with complete rest and antibiotic treatment to cure his respiratory infection and prevent any damage.”
The three canceled “Million Dollar Piano” shows were scheduled at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace May 24 and May 26-27. Ticket holders may exchange or refund their tickets at the original point of purchase.
“It feels strange not to be able to perform these ‘Million Dollar Piano’ concerts at The Colosseum,” Elton said in a statement. “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. 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.”
Elton’s next performance is booked June 1 at “Hessentag” in Wetzlar, Germany.