Elton John Cancels Shows Due to Flu

November 2, 2009 By:
Elton John Cancels Shows Due to Flu

Elton John has been forced to cancel some of his upcoming shows because he’s come down with a bad case of the flu. Elton is currently being treated at a London hospital for treatment of e-coli bacterial infection and influenza.

A statement on his website reads, "Promoter Live Nation, The KeyArena and The Rose Garden were informed by management that Elton has been advised by his doctor to postpone these performances due to a serious case of E. coli bacterial infection and influenza."

John's spokesman Gary Farrow told Reuters this morning that despite the hospitalization, Sir Elton, was "absolutely fine" and hoped to return to entertaining soon.

According to his official Web site, Sir Elton postponed a Dublin performance on Thursday as well as concerts in London, Liverpool, Sheffield, Newcastle. The American leg of the tour was also put on hold in July, when Joel, 60, was ordered to rest after suffering "flu-like symptoms" and "extreme fatigue."

The Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon shows will be rescheduled and promoters have asked fans to hold onto their tickets as they try to reschedule the axed shows.

Get better, Elton!