Today is a great day for a Monday and crummy news as now news comes from the UK (United Kingdom) that Elton John fell "violently ill" on a flight home from Santiago, Chile and received emergency medical treatment upon touchdown.

The 70-year-old has now cancelled an upcoming string of shows in Las Vegas in order to rest but is expected to fully recover.  According to a spokesman in a written statement: "During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection'.

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Presently he is at home again after a 12 day hospital stay including time in the intensive care unit and is believed to be on his way down the yellow brick road to a full recovery and resumption of his hectic touring schedule.

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Also in the statement Elton John thanked the medical team, expressed his gratitude for his loyal fans and apologized for disappointing them.  He's scheduled to return to the stage in a performance at Twickenham stadium in England, 3 June.