Elton John has had to pull out of a summer tour of Europe due to appendicitis. He was set to perform at London’s Hyde Park on Friday, but he called in the doctors after getting sick and was diagnosed with appendicitis. A statement on his website says, “Sir Elton is currently undergoing a course of intensive antibiotics and is expected to undergo surgery in the UK in the coming weeks, once doctors can be confident they have sufficiently reduced toxins within the inflamed appendicitis site. Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates. He is eager to be back in top form and return to playing the remaining shows starting in early September 2013. ”
Elton begins an extended stay at Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace September 18th.