Elton John Hospitalized, Cancels Las Vegas Shows

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Elton John Hospitalized, Cancels Las Vegas Shows

Elton John was hospitalized on Wednesday and canceled his "Million Dollar Piano" shows in Las Vegas through the weekend.

A spokeswoman for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace tells ET that Elton developed "a serious respiratory infection" last Sunday that worsened and required him to be hospitalized on Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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The pop icon was later released from the hospital after undergoing extensive tests, with doctors recommending that he suspend performances for at least the next seven days to focus on getting adequate rest while he is treated with antibiotics.

Elton said in a statement: "It feels strange not to be able to perform these 'Million Dollar Piano' concerts at The Colosseum. I love performing this show and I will be thrilled when we return to The Colosseum in October to complete the eleven concerts soon to be scheduled. All I can say to the fans is sorry I can't be with you. I hope to see you soon at this wonderful theatre at Caesars Palace."

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