Legendary musician Elton John was slowed down from his tour by a serious respiratory infection, which left him hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. at 6 am Thursday morning.
After undergoing several tests doctors recommended that he not perform for at least a week, leaving him to cancel four upcoming shows in Las Vegas. Elton was advised to get "complete rest and antibiotic treatment to prevent damage."
Elton spoke exclusively to TMZ about the incident, saying "It feels strange not to be able to perform these 'Million Dollar Piano' concerts at the Colosseum ... I love performing the show and I will be thrilled when we return to the Colosseum in October to complete the 11 concerts."
He added, "All I can say to the fans is 'sorry I can't be with you."