Sir Elton John hospitalised with potentially deadly infection

Sir Elton John has spent around 12 days in hospital, two of those in intensive care after picking up a “rare and potentially deadly” bacterial infection during a tour of South America.

The 70 year old singer became “violently ill” during a flight back to the UK following a show in Santiago, Chile earlier this month according to The Mirror.

Elton has since been released from hospital and is resting at home.


He has cancelled all his US tour dates for the next two months, including his regular appearance at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.