Elton John announced today that he will postponing a few upcoming shows in order to have surgery.
The singer was recently diagnosed with appendicitis and will “undergo surgery in the UK in the coming weeks.”
A spokesman for the singer said that Elton was diagnosed with appendicitis during his European tour.
A message on the singer’s website reads: “(Elton) 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.’
Elton continued to play shows despite his illness but now the pain has gotten worse and he has decided to postpone his upcoming gigs.
The spokesman said: “Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates. 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.”
A message on Elton John’s website states that the singer will not return to the stage until he has “completely recovered” but the spokesman said that he expects Elton to be back at his piano this September.
The spokesman said: “He is eager to be back on top form and return to play the remaining shows starting in early September 2013.”
If you were planning on going to Elton’s Hyde Park gig this weekend you can go to the BST Hyde Park website for more information regarding refunds and tickets to future concerts.
Details of postponed live Elton John dates at – shows in September onwards will continue as planned
— Elton John (@eltonjohndotcom) July 9, 2013