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Elton John

Hospitalized Wednesday

5/24/2012 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Elton John has been hospitalized for a serious respiratory infection ... and it has temporarily derailed his concerts ... TMZ has learned.

Elton checked into Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. at 6 AM Wednesday.  John underwent a battery of tests, after which the doctors recommended that he NOT perform for 7 days.  He was told he needed "complete rest and antibiotic treatment to prevent damage."

The singer had to cancel 4 concerts scheduled this weekend in Las Vegas.

Elton tells TMZ, "It feels strange not to be able to perform these 'Million Dollar Piano' concerts at the Colosseum ... I love performing the show and I will be thrilled when we return to the Colosseum in October to complete the 11 concerts."

Elton added, "All I can say to the fans is 'sorry I can't be with you."

It appears Elton has been released from the hospital.

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CC    

He should wash it before he sucks it....

820 days ago
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DaveT    

Get better dude, everybody love an Elton song...I remember when rock was you-uh-ng....me and Suzie had so much fu-uh-un.....holdin' hands and skimmin' stones..

820 days ago
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maryann Conklin    

Rest I hope you get better soon. Have always loved your music.

820 days ago
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IceGypsy    

Yikes! Listen to the docs, take some time off and take care of yourself, the fans will wait.

820 days ago
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Samuel Houston    

We had the sad death of Whitney Houston the greatest female artist of all time .. Then we had the Queen of Disco Donna Summer .. After we lost a member of the legendary Bee Gees Robbin Gibb now .. Elton John .. Damn it no longer is not too .. Wow .. Improvements al Elton John

820 days ago
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Stormy    

He must have gotten hold of a bad weenie!

820 days ago
22.

mikole    

In no way I mean this in a bad way. I love Elton John. I have wondered for many years if he is HIV+. I truly hope he is not. Has anyone else had this thought cross their mind?

820 days ago
23.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Elton John is so gay he now resembles an old lesbian.

820 days ago
24.

Beach    

Probably sucked down too much man juice again....

820 days ago
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Cathy    

what a shame that most of you are homophobic ignorant *******s....no respect for great talent. should you get ill, hopefully someone treats you just the same....smh....morons

820 days ago
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Tweety    

I saw him once in concert and he was GREAT! Get well man...Love your music......

820 days ago
27.

Randall    

um elton does not have hiv. you people best get your facts straight before you comment.

820 days ago
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Joyce Miller    

SOOO SORRY 2 hear this. Elton John is the MAN...I wish U well

820 days ago
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Kat    

Hope he feels better... but apparently he's going to make up the missed shows. http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2012/05/elton-john-hospitalized-forced-cancel-las-vegas-dates

820 days ago
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