On July 9, 2013, British singer and songwriter Sir Elton John announced his illness, appendicitis, which forced him to cancel his concert in Hyde Park this week. The singer explained that the illness was like a ‘ticking time bomb’ which could have killed him anytime.
Elton John has finally called off the remaining of his European tour, after he struggled through ten concerts in agony. The singer said, “I feel so lucky and grateful to be alive.” On Friday, July 5, 2013, the ‘Candle In The Wind’ singer had to walk off stage during a concert in Germany. Spokesperson for the star said that the diagnosis has been made after a number of scans and blood tests with his medical team in the UK.
Following the diagnosis, the doctors advised the singer to cancel the rest of the dates in Europe. It was revealed on Elton’s official website that he is on a course of intensive antibiotics and is expected to undergo surgery in the upcoming weeks. The spokesperson went on to say that the ‘Rocket Man’ singer will not be able to return to his tour, unless he is fully recovered from the surgery.
Elton is apparently disappointed to postpone the dates, after he made several efforts to prove his dedication to his European fans. The singer is expected to return to the remaining tour dates in early September 2013.