Veteran singer falls unwell

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Sir Elton John has been forced to cancel 4 shows after he was taken to hospital in LA with a respiratory infection.

The 65-year-old singer – married to David Furnish, 49 – had a series of tests and was told he needs ‘complete rest and antibiotic treatment to prevent damage’. 

‘He was driven to the hospital by his chauffeur and he came out the same day after X-rays revealed that infection was the cause of his bad cough,’ confirms Sir Elton‘s spokesman.

The star will no longer be playing his Million Dollar Piano concerts at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace at the Colosseum over the weekend.

‘I love performing the show and will be thrilled when we return in October to complete the 11 concerts,’ Elton tells TMZ.

‘All I can say to the fans is sorry I can’t be with you.’

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