Sir Elton John - Elton John 'lucky to be alive'

Sir Elton John is ''lucky to be alive'' after he was struck down with appendicitis.

The 'Rocket Man' hitmaker cancelled his remaining summer concert dates yesterday (09.07.13) after falling ill with the condition, and has now revealed how he has been playing through agonising pain and could have could have died ''at any time''.

He said: ''I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time.

''I feel so lucky and so grateful to be alive. I played nine gigs and the White Tie and Tiara Summer Ball in agony.''

The 66-year-old singer initially thought he had food poisoning but medical tests showed he had a potentially-fatal appendix abscess.

Elton was given drugs to reduce his inflamed appendix and antibiotics to lower the chances of him getting blood poisoning.

He is now resting at his home in Windsor, south east England, and will have surgery when the swelling has gone down.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Elton is over the worst but is still very sick. It's been a horrible ordeal.

''He hates not being able to do gigs he was booked for. But there's no way fans will blame him considering the ordeal he's just been through.''

Elton - who has two-year-old son, Zachary, and seven-month-old son, Elijah, with his husband David Furnish - has played 170 gigs in the past year and hopes to be back for his iTunes Festival and Bestival shows in September.


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theresa krasnuik

hello Sir Elton John, oh, thank God, you're well again. I was thinking of you after reading the bad news.I looked up apendisituc, I hope yuou never eat greasy foods again, and watch the poisons in food, too, and like the old saying goes dont' hang around bad company. HUM<makes you wonder doesn't it? You must be your #1. How are you feeling? You must take it easy, relax, take the time you love to watch t.v. sit down rent movies, catch up on all the movies, put up your feet, buy DVD's or rent them, get some and sit back and drink milk, thats' OK< right? eat baked potatoes, butter, that's ok right? be careful and your greatest fan phoned, wonder how you are. God bless, I read John 15 chapter 2. I know you'll be alright, I took disolving pills when I went through stuff eyars ago. take care.

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