After canceling the remainder of his European tour because of appendicitis, Elton John is counting his blessings.
The 66-year-old legend told U.K. paper The Sun that he's "lucky to be alive" after falling ill during the tour.
John was diagnosed with an "appendix abscess," and will undergo surgery in the U.K. in the coming weeks. Initially, the singer thought his stomach pain was from food poisoning, but by Friday's concert in Germany the suffering became too much and he sought treatment.
"I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time," John said. “I feel so lucky and so grateful to be alive. I played nine gigs and the White Tie and Tiara Summer Ball in agony.”
The father of two does plan to return to the road after recovering from surgery, which will take place once "doctors can be confident they have sufficiently reduced toxins within the inflamed appendicitis site," John's rep said Tuesday.
"Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates," his rep continued. "To know that he made such super-human efforts and continued to perform to thousands through his illness only confirms his dedication to his European fans. He is eager to be back on top form and return to play the remaining shows starting in early September 2013."
What his problem from over-insertion?
No matter what you personally think about Elton Johns private life, the man is talented.
Benny and Jets still is rocking in my head from the 1970's like it was yesterday..::)
BISMILLAH, NO! We will no let you go!
HE'S JUST A POOR BOY FROM A POOR FAMILY, SPARE HIM HIS LIFE FROM THIS MONSTROSITY!
Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening me! (Galileo) Galileo. (Galileo) Galileo, Galileo Figaro. MAGNIFICO!
The word is "Scaramouche," genius boy.
With the incalculable gallons of infected diseased sperm that's been injected into his promiscuous anal cavity, lucky to be alive is an understatement. And we're all richer for it, as he is an indisputable musical talent. Too bad Freddy Mercury didn't have such luck.
I love his song Daniel, it always gets stuck in my head.
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Elton is living for today 69 is very far away yet.
I wonder how he will celebrate is birthday 3 years from now when he turns 69?
Is he suppose too be hacked into personal information?
A: Princess Diana never became a queen of England
the master, one of the best vocal singer in history, one of the greatest piano players in history billy joel is number 2–Elton John–Bless you
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