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Elton John cancels Vegas dates due to infection

  • Singer Elton John has been forced to cancel his The Million Dollar Piano show in Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace this weekend after he was hospitalised for a serious respiratory infection.

    The British entertainer, whose hits include Rocket Man and Bennie and The Jets, apologized for the decision via a statement on his website.

    The singer developed a respiratory illness while performing on Sunday and was later admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He has been given antibiotics and told not to perform for a week.

    Sixty five-year-old John started out as a part-time pub musician before becoming one of the most successful recording artists of all time.