Elton John's mysterious illness is no longer mysterious.
The acclaimed musician is in the hospital because of an infection. When he "became violently ill at the end of a tour of South America last week," medical personnel rushed him to intensive care. He needed to get rest before he could finish his Million Dollar Piano performances in Las Vegas, Nevada. His fans were disappointed, but they were just glad he was alive. After all, the "Tiny Dancer" singer-songwriter was prone to health complications. For example, he had to go under the knife because he had appendicitis. He could've died if his appendix burst, so he was lucky enough to survive then. However, the 70-year-old musician is still grappling with his physical state. "I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologise for disappointing them. I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well," he relays.
While people are unaware of Elton's issue, he sounds like he's just happy to be alive. He's more than his stardom; he has a family. His husband David Furnish and two children Zachary and Elijah are the most important people in his life, and he has to be there for them. Not only does he want to spend the rest of his years with Furnish, but he also wants to see his boys grow up. However, Elton has to recover first. "Thankfully, Elton's medical team identified this quickly and treated it successfully. He is expected to make a full and complete recovery," his team's statement reads. His plan is to continue with his tour. Why wouldn't he? According to a BBC article, the mogul has sold hundreds of millions of copies of his music worldwide. He's an international legend that aspires to spread his legacy.
The Queen of England didn't knight him for just anything.