Elton John Forced To Postpone Tour Dates Due to Appendicitis

A case of appendicitis has lead to Elton John postponing some of his tour dates, it was revealed on his website. The busy singer, who “regularly performs in excess of 120 concerts per year”, was due to play the Collisioni festival in Italy on Tuesday, and a headline gig at London's Hyde Park on Friday.

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“The multi-award-winning artist had called in doctors after falling ill during his recent European tour. Following a number of exploratory scans and blood tests with his medical team in the UK, a diagnosis of appendix abscess surrounding retrocaecal appendicitis has been confirmed,” said the statement. According to AEG Live, the Hyde Park show will still go ahead with Elvis Costello and former Kinks frontman Ray Davies on the bill, but full refunds will be offered.

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"Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates," said the post on John’s site. "To know that he made such super-human efforts and continued to perform to thousands through his illness only confirms his dedication to his European fans.” Festivals in Spain, France and Monaco are among the cancelled dates, as they can not be rearranged.

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John will be back in the UK in September, to perform at the First Direct Arena in Leeds and at Bestival. He’ll then head to Las Vegas for a month-long residency at The Colosseum. "He is eager to be back on top form and return to play the remaining shows starting in early September 2013."


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hi, did you ever miss a concert last night. Lucky for me, I could buy a ticket, went to work this morning late though, my headache was a crying one, tell Sir Elton John that I saw KISS, the band at the SKY Reach place now called Performa place, behind my dad's place, Lookd at all the big rigs, his Kiss trailer all the buses, was nice excitement, the concert had the band premies starting the show, nice! very nice! The curtain went down KISS behind began to play setting themselves on the spider stage, it was awesome! I felt so lucky, being on the floor part of the stage not far, the music, guitar playing singing, singing like they do, I saw them all sing, wow! it was confeitied in the end, can't believe it really how Gene Simmons I always wanted to meet him, then Paul Stanley, such nice names, so talented, singing like that, and talking to the audience, really grabbing a hold of all of us, isn't that great! then Paul Stanley riding a carry horse to the circle stage to play right in front of me. Wow, he was dressed in costumes, all of them in costumes like this, wow! it was so interesting, playing the guitar, singing, looking at his audience, even me. wow I sure thought it was so talented. the music, you could tell that was music, a band, I felt like I was in Sundown, Vita, and Zhoda listening to such great music. so nice! filled up packed dome,all the fireworks, fireballs, custumes, even Gene Simmons puring out his blood act of well no I didn't barf, but that was awesome! you just can't help but know that music came. the guita the drummer, playing like this course its nice to have the big screens, now you can tell that Kiss band is so nice to meet, I traded my camera polaroid hard to let that go, but I'll get a paycheuqe from work, to make up the good time had from KISS band. I thought that Paul Stanley was sitting in his trailer on the end of when they finished, so who knows, I got a picture of the trailer. it was a hot night,thats for sure, mentioning my kids in singing the songs, God does answer prayers, I'll make it up, I went to work, late, came home, getting back to work will be awesome. I can get there knowing that my dream came true. Yeah, as a child growing up, watching this band all your l8ife, then it comes out, you finally get to meet them, Rock N Roll gosh they're quite the band, did you see them yet? Take the time to go see them Sir Elton John, I'm sorry you're not feeling well, how come you let dirty water is that the problem get in the isn't everybody driniking bottled water nowadays. the scenery of the background for the KIss band is awesome, tigers, and birds, wow birds! can you beat that? like I mean it in a nice way, thoughts of animals birds, beside people, is what I mean, from a Sundown Farmer, losing my father yeah, I feel it, my cowboy/cowgirl hat as well as my brother Russell wearing it next to George my eldest brother at the funeral in May 19t.I think its just great to meet these people, cuz I am Rock N Roll, Tonight, they finsihed that song< yeah course, I love Rock N Roll, it was so interesting! costumes, good looking, in my memories, yet memories, Paul Stanley says, its very very awesome, the drumming, guitars, stage raises a guitar player. What a nice night that was. Hope you feel, better, thats what you should do, sometimes, so are you going for an operation? is it little stones, or something bothering you dear Sir Elton John, take care, now you have time to get over the operation or are they disolving it? HOpe you get better, to have a gut feeling, exercise not, and hoeing the garden is god's way of saying time to take a little time to do something different, dont' forget I love you. Take care. see you sometime. I'll go to work, tomorrow at be there for 4am, and getting my kids over here, summer beaches look like tons of sunshine fun. I'll bless that ticket back. Yeah I love that KISS band too, oh, the T-shirts have gone, up, thanks God and secret police the police were finally doing their jobs at the Skyreach place, they did call them in. The T-shirts are expensive but I know some day (I'll buy some for my kids to wear, they're really nice to wear and look great!~ 40,00 to 75.00 worth it. everything worth it. Appreciate a true Rock Stars' concert. So I'll get to work, and pay my bills. Say to Sir Elton John, don't forget to have fun next time too. I like how he, Paul Stanley, talks to the concert hall crowds of people.

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