Sir Elton John cancels Vegas show due to illness

Pop singer Elton John performs for the Piedigrotta festival at Plebiscito Square in Naples September 11, 2009
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.

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