Elton John has been hospitalized with a serious respiratory infection.
Elton John, 65, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles around 6:00 a.m. yesterday morning, according to TMZ.
Doctors ordered the star to rest for seven days, forcing him to cancel four concerts of his Million Dollar Piano residency at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace scheduled for the weekend.
Elton John has been hospitalized with a serious respiratory infection
Elton John was told he needed “complete rest and antibiotic treatment to prevent damage”.
After undergoing a series of tests, he is said to have been released from hospital.
Sir Elton John tells TMZ: “It feels strange not to be able to perform these Million Dollar Piano concerts at the Colosseum.
“I love performing the show and I will be thrilled when we return to the Colosseum in October to complete the 11 concerts.”
The singer added: “All I can say to the fans is <<sorry I can’t be with you>>.”
Elton John was previously forced to cancel two concerts in February, after he came down with food poisoning.
In October 2011, Elton John celebrated performing his 3000th show in Las Vegas, after which he celebrated with the audience and a large cake with EJ3K written on it.
Elton John’s Million Dollar Piano shows are named after the piano he uses, which was especially built for him by manufacturer Yamaha over four years and cost a reported $1 million to produce.
Maxwell Drew Johnson, Jessica Simpson’s newborn baby, is already getting a taste of the high life thanks to the $4,000-a-day hospital suite she was birthed in.
Baby girl Maxwell Drew Johnson weighed in at a sizeable 9lbs 13oz after being born yesterday at a luxury wing of the Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.
Members of the Jessica Simpson’s family were spotted arriving at the hospital with her mother Tina and sister Ashlee, along with the parents of her fiancé Eric Johnson, seen with excited looks on their faces.
Ashlee Simpson told People magazine yesterday: “Bronx and I are in love with Maxwell already! Jessica has wanted to be a mom since we were little girls and I couldn’t be more excited for her and Eric!”
Jessica Simpson’s suite comes complete with flat screen televisions, chilled juices on ice, muffin baskets, manicures and pedicures and a private dinner for two post-labor.
According to TMZ, the most expensive suite in the hospital costs $3,784 a day and comes complete with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Maxwell Drew Johnson, Jessica Simpson's newborn baby, is already getting a taste of the high life thanks to the $4,000-a-day hospital suite she was birthed in
Jessica Simpson, 31, announced the arrival of Maxwell Drew Johnson via a banner on her official website.
She wrote: “Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson.
“We are so grateful for all the love, support and prayers we have received. This is been the greatest experience of our lives.”
Maxwell Drew Johnson apparently takes her middle name from Jessica Simpson’s mother Tina, whose maiden name is Drew.
While Drew pays tribute to Jessica Simpson’s side of the family, Maxwell is Eric Johnson’s middle name.
Jessica Simpson was last spotted out and about on Sunday, when she went for a drive with her fiancé.
She has looked ready to pop for several weeks now and the star’s due date was April 21.