Sir Elton John has been forced to cancel several upcoming shows due to appendicitis. A spokesman on the singer's website revealed the illness:
The multi-award-winning artist had called in doctors after falling ill during his recent European tour. Following a number of exploratory scans and blood tests with his medical team in the UK, a diagnosis of appendix abscess surrounding retrocaecal appendicitis has been confirmed.
Sir Elton is currently undergoing a course of intensive antibiotics and is expected to undergo surgery in the UK in the coming weeks, once doctors can be confident they have sufficiently reduced toxins within the inflamed appendicitis site.
The cancelations include the July 12th Hyde Park show in London with Elvis Costello and Ray Davies, and a number of European festivals. The spokesman went on to say, "He is eager to be back on top form and return to play the remaining shows starting in early September 2013."
This news comes just weeks after the announcement of his upcoming album The Diving Board.
More information is available on his official website. Zumic will post updates as soon as they become available. Get well soon, Sir Elton.