Sir Elton John cancels Vegas show due to illness

Sir Elton John has cancelled three Las Vegas performances after being taken to hospital with a respiratory infection Credit: Reuters

Sir Elton John has cancelled three Las Vegas performances on doctors' orders after being taken to hospital with a respiratory infection.

Show officials say Sir Elton came down with the infection last weekend and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre on Wednesday.

Doctors have recommended he not perform for a week and take antibiotics. He was later released.

In a statement, the singer said that he is sorry he cannot be with his fans at The Colosseum.