Elton John has been released from a hospital near Los Angeles, after being admitted on Wednesday for what is being characterized as a serious respiratory infection. The star is being treated with antibiotics and has been advised to get plenty of rest.
At least four performances scheduled for Caesars Palace in Las Vegas have been postponed due to the singer's condition, which began last week and gradually worsened. Elton has been performing his show, 'The Million Dollar Piano' at Ceasars Palace for nearly three years. The singer's illness brought the production to an unexpected halt.
John, (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) began playing piano at the age of three. He released his first album in 1969 and soon became wildly popular. His career has spanned over four decades, earning him millions of fans.
In October of 2003, John signed an exclusive contract with Ceasars Palace, agreeing to perform 75 shows. 'The Red Piano', as the show was called, was a huge success. In all , the 'Rocket Man' singer has performed over three thousand concerts worldwide, and intends to begin a new tour in June, providing he makes a full recovery. Doctors are optimistic.
John has expressed regret concerning the cancellations, but promises the dates will be re-scheduled when the 'Million Dollar Piano' resumes in Las Vegas this October.