Elton John is experiencing a health crisis, and he needs your prayers. After after contracting a “rare and potentially deadly” bacterial infection while touring in South America, Elton has canceled a series of concerts
“During his return flight home from Santiago, Chile, he became violently ill,” Mr. John’s representative said in a statement. The singer, who turned 70 in March, spent two nights in intensive care at a hospital in the UK.
He was released on Saturday, and is now resting at home.
He said on Twitter on Tuesday that he was looking forward to touring again.
He tweeted the following today: “Woke up to an avalanche of well wishes. Thanks to everyone for reaching out. I’m resting well and looking forward to getting back on tour.”
“Thankfully, Elton’s medical team identified this quickly and treated it successfully,” his representative said. “He is expected to make a full and complete recovery.”
“I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologize for disappointing them,” Mr. John said in the statement. “I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well.”