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Elton John hospitalized for respiratory infection

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David Furnish, left, and Elton John attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation 10th Annual Enduring Vision Benefit, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) By Peter Kramer David Furnish, left, and Elton John attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation 10th Annual Enduring Vision Benefit, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) By Peter Kramer
David Furnish, left, and Elton John attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation 10th Annual Enduring Vision Benefit, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) By Peter Kramer David Furnish, left, and Elton John attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation 10th Annual Enduring Vision Benefit, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) By Peter Kramer

(CBS News) Elton John is being treated for a serious respiratory infection.

John was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after developing the infection last weekend while performing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

“The attending Cedars-Sinai physician recommending that Elton not perform any concerts for approximately seven days with complete rest and antibiotic treatment to cure his respiratory infection and prevent any damage,” Caesar’s Palace said in a statement.

The infection had caused John to cancel three of his “Million Dollar Piano” performances.

“I love performing this show and I will be thrilled when we return to The Colosseum in October to complete the eleven concerts soon to be scheduled,” said John in a statement. “All I can say to the fans is sorry I can’t be with you. I hope to see you soon at this wonderful theatre at Caesars Palace.”

 

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