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Elton John hospitalized with E.Coli and influenza


This is what happens when a 62-year old insists on eating undercooked butt hummus even if it’s from a trustworthy source (see husband David Furnish). He gets the E.Coli and the influenza in a two for the price of one package. And we know what you’re thinking: he was looking a bit bloated lately, so all this crapping will do wonders for his waistline.

BUTT all jokes aside, we wish Elton John a swift recovery. Here’s the full story via the DailyMail:

Sir Elton John has been forced to cancel a string of concerts after contracting E.coli and an aggressive bout of influenza.

The 62-year-old had already pulled out of a series of concerts in Dublin, London, Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield citing ill-health.

But gigs in the U.S. cities of Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon were yesterday shelved after the singer was admitted to hospital.

He had been due to perform the three concerts early next month with Billy Joel.

Sir Elton was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London on Friday and is not expected to return to the stage for another two weeks.

A statement on Sir Elton’s website said he was being treated for E.coli, a bacterial infection, and the flu, which he contracted at the same time.

It is understood that the singer has undergone a series of blood tests, X-rays and scans to find out why his illness has proved so debilitating.

esterday, a spokesman for Sir Elton was keen to play down reports of his condition, saying: ‘He is recovering from a case of serious influenza with minor complications. We are confident he will be back on stage in the near future.’

But a source close to Sir Elton said: ‘The feeling is Elton will be out of action for four weeks.

‘His voice has temporarily gone and he has been having severe coughing bouts, so there is no way he can play concerts for a while.’

Promoters say they hope to reschedule the European dates – part of Sir Elton’s Red Piano tour – for December.