Elton John has decided to postpone a series of summer festival dates after being diagnosed with appendicitis.
According to his website, Elton John called in doctors after falling ill during his current European tour.
The statement added he was on a course of “intensive antibiotics” and was expected to undergo surgery “in the coming weeks”.
Elton John was due to play a festival in Italy on Tuesday, as well as shows in Germany and London this week.
Elton John has decided to postpone a series of summer festival dates after being diagnosed with appendicitis
The statement said the diagnosis was made “following a number of exploratory scans and blood tests with his medical team in the UK”.
A spokesman confirmed Elton John would not return to touring until he had fully recovered from both the planned surgery and any damage caused by the appendix abscess.
“Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates,” he said.
“To know that he made such super-human efforts and continued to perform to thousands through his illness only confirms his dedication to his European fans.
“He is eager to be back on top form and return to play the remaining shows starting in early September 2013.”
Elton John had been due to perform at the Collisioni festival in Italy on Tuesday, with further shows in Germany on Thursday and a headline gig at London’s Hyde Park on Friday.
British Summer Time festival organizers AEG Live said the Hyde Park show would still go ahead with Elvis Costello and former Kinks frontman Ray Davies on the bill, with existing ticket holders receiving a full refund.
Other July dates now scrapped include festivals in Spain, France and Monaco.
Elton John is due back in the UK in September, performing at the First Direct Arena in Leeds and at Bestival before heading back to Las Vegas for a month-long residency at The Colosseum.
Kim Kardashian is just weeks away from welcoming her first child with Kanye West into the world, but her pregnancy has been a bumpy ride at times.
Back in March, Kim Kardashian, 32, suffered a frightening health scare.
In a newly released preview for an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, it has been revealed that doctors believed Kim Kardashian might have appendicitis.
In a newly released preview for an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, it has been revealed that doctors believed Kim Kardashian might have appendicitis
The reality star visited the doctor after having severe stomach pains.
Kim Kardashian is seen sat on an exam table with a thermometer under her tongue as the medic delivers the worrying news that she could have appendicitis.
“That got me anxious because of your blood count,” he says.
“This could be appendicitis.”
The doctor no doubt worried Kim Kardashian as he went on to explain the dangers that could come should they need to operate on her.
“We really don’t want to operate on a pregnant woman because it has potential complications for the pregnancy,” he said.
But the doctor added: “If we really feel strongly that this could be appendicitis, then sometimes we have to operate.”
Kim Kardashian told the camera: “Getting appendicitis while pregnant is not fun. It’s not easy, it’s going to be really tough to go through.”
The doctor is then seen examining Kim Kardashian’s burgeoning belly and asks her to “show me where you think the pain is the worst”.
When she winces in pain, the doctor asks her: “Does that hurt more?” to which she replies: “Like so much.”
At the time, after Kim Kardashian learned all was OK with her and her baby, she wrote on Twitter: “Thanks for all the well wishes, I’m doing fine! Just resting…have a good weekend. Love you guys!”
The next episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians airs Sunday, June 16 on E!.