Elton John’s Scottish gig to go ahead despite him being in “intensive care”

Sir Elton John attends the 15th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on November 2, 2016 in New York City. / AFP / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)


It has been reported that Sir Elton John’s Scottish gig will go ahead despite being hit by a serious bacterial infection.

Elton is due to play Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium in June as part of his Wonderful Crazy Night Tour.

Sir Elton John has suffered a “potentially deadly” illness, resulting in him to spend two nights in intensive care and cancel shows in the U.S.

The singer became ill at the end of a South America tour last week, resulting in him returning to the UK for treatment. Nine concerts were due to take place in Las Vegas and California but have been cancelled.

The singer announced he was pulling out of the shows on Monday in a statement that explained that he spent two nights in intensive care and was released on 22 April after becoming ill on a flight to the UK from Chile: “During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection,” the statement read. “During his return flight home from Santiago, Chile he became violently ill. Upon returning to the UK, Elton’s doctors admitted him to hospital, where he underwent immediate treatment to remove the infection. After spending two nights in intensive care followed by an extended stay in hospital, Elton was released from hospital.”

Sir Elton John also added: “I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologise for disappointing them. I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well.”

Meanwhile, a representative for Elton has said: “Elton will be returning to his schedule in London on June 3 before performing in Derby, Birmingham, Leeds, Blackburn, Peterborough, Ipswich, Widnes and Airdrie.”