Elton John Recovering From Serious Infection


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Elton John had to cancel a number of concerts after developing a “rare and potentially deadly” bacterial infection.

The 70-year-old musician became extremely ill during a return flight home from a tour in South America and spent two nights in intensive care at a hospital in Britain, The New York Times reported.

John was released from the hospital on Saturday and is resting at home. He is expected to make a complete recovery, a spokesman said.

The performer was hospitalized with appendicitis in 2013, developed a respiratory infection in 2012, and had to cancel shows due to a serious case of E. coli infection and the flu in 2009, The Times reported.

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