November 3, 2009 9:15:20 am
Veteran musician Elton John,undergoing treatment after contracting bacterial infection,is hoping to be discharged from hospital soon and resume his touring commitments in nearly two weeks.
The British singer and pianist is reportedly getting better after contracting bacterial infection E Coli and a severe bout of influenza and is hoping to resume his touring commitments in two weeks after cancelling a number of upcoming shows,Contactmusic reported.
“He is recovering from a case of serious influenza with minor complications. We are confident he will be back on stage in the near future. He doesn’t like letting his fans down. But he had to this time,” John’s spokesperson said.
However,while the 62-year-old star is planning to rejoin rocker Billy Joel for their joint tour on November 14,friends of the singer say that he may be out of action for a longer period.
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“The feeling is Elton will be out of action for four weeks. His voice has temporarily gone and he has been having severe coughing bouts,so there is no way he can play concerts for a while,” a friend close to John said.
The star has been ill for two weeks,but his condition worsened and he was taken into an elite London hospital on Friday for tests.
John’s partner David Furnish spent much of the weekend by his bedside and was quick to reassure fans of their idol’s health. As he left the hospital on Saturday,he said of John’s condition,”He’s OK,he’s fine.”
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