Elton John Hospitalized, Cancels Las Vegas Shows

Elton John has been hospitalized for a serious respiratory infection and has now canceled his Las Vegas concerts, a rep for the British singer has confirmed.

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Facebook: Elton John Fan PageElton John is being treated after a respiratory infection

John initially fell ill last weekend as he performed at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas. The pain became so severe over the next few days that he was checked in to L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at 6 a.m. Wednesday for "extensive tests" to find the route of his problems.

Following an analysis his doctors explained that he should "not perform any concerts for approximately seven days with complete rest and antibiotic treatment to cure his respiratory infection and prevent any damage."

John gave way to the doctors' advice and he has now canceled his "Million Dollar Piano" concert shows that were set for this weekend.

"It feels strange not to be able to perform these 'Million Dollar Piano' concerts at The Colosseum," John said in a statement. "I love performing this show, and I will be thrilled when we return to The Colosseum in October to complete the 11 concerts soon to be scheduled. All I can say to the fans is sorry I can't be with you. I hope to see you soon at this wonderful theatre at Caesars Palace."

Refunds and exchanges are being offered for fans who had bought tickets for John's canceled shows.