Elton John canceled his concerts in April and May at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas after contracting a “rare and potentially deadly” bacterial infection while on tour in South America.
The star’s team released a statement Monday saying John became “violently ill” during a flight back to Britain from Santiago, Chile. The statement added that John is resting at home after two nights in intensive care and is expected to make a full recovery. He is scheduled to return to the stage on June 3 for a show in Twickenham, England.
Ceasars Palace also released a statement about the cancellation on the venue’s Facebook page.
“Infections of this nature are rare and potentially deadly,” the statement read. “Thankfully, Elton’s medical team identified this quickly and treated it successfully.”
When news broke of John’s hospitalization, fans on Twitter immediately started sharing their concern.
You took Prince & Bowie, then you stuck us with Trump. If you take Elton John just go ahead and implode.
— Danielle Campoamor (@DCampoamor) April 24, 2017
No, 2017, you can’t have Elton John. Don’t even try to take him away from us.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 25, 2017
Dear Grim Reaper, you caused enough damage last year in 2016. We don’t want a 2016 repeat. BACK OFF FROM SIR ELTON JOHN! #PrayForEltonJohn
— Spencer Karter (@SpencerKarter) April 25, 2017
Sending well wishes to Elton John for a speedy recovery. His music is so iconic & meaningful. Our thoughts are with you, @eltonofficial! 🙏🏽
— April Dalaman (@AprilDalaman) April 25, 2017