Elton John cancels shows after being hospitalized due to rare infection

Elton John has canceled all of his Vegas performances through next month due to an illness that forced him to be hospitalized, it was announced on Monday.

His entire performance schedule for the upcoming April/May run of "The Million Dollar Piano" at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace was canceled, as was his scheduled performance for Bakersfield, California, on May 6.

According to the statement from Rogers and Cowan, after his South American tour, John contracted a bacterial infection, and became "violently ill" on his flight home from Chile. He was admitted to the hospital when he returned home to the U.K., and spent two nights in intensive care.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 06: Singer/songwriter Elton John testifies during a hearing before the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee May 6, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The subcommittee held the hearing on global health problems. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: Sen. John McCain (L) (R-AZ) and Sir Elton John, Founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation, pose for a photo before an Elton John AIDS Foundation and The ONE Campaign hosted reception on global HIV/AIDS funding at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on May 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for EJAF)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Sir Elton John speaks onstage at the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, recognising excellence from across the world of theatre and beyond, at The Old Vic Theatre on November 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: (L to R) Sir Kenneth Branagh, Sir Elton John and Tom Hiddleston attend the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, recognising excellence from across the world of theatre and beyond, at The Old Vic Theatre on November 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Sir Elton John speaks onstage at the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, recognising excellence from across the world of theatre and beyond, at The Old Vic Theatre on November 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, APRIL 01: English singer Elton John performs at the Sapucai Apotheosis downtown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 01, 2017, (Photo by FABIO TEIXEIRA/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: Sir Elton John celebrates his 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood on March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
VICTORIA, BC - MARCH 11: Elton John performs on stage at Save On Foods Memorial Centre on March 11, 2017 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Hosts Elton John (L) and David Furnish speak onstage at the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Sir Elton John and David Furnish attend the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: David Furnish and Elton John arrive for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
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He was released from the hospital on Saturday, and is now "comfortably resting at home per doctor's advice." He is expected to make a full recovery, and is set to resume performing in Twickenham, England, on June 3.

"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," said John in a statement.

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