UPDATE: Elton John promoters say Taunton gig 'not in doubt'

Somerset County Gazette: Sir Elton John Sir Elton John

ORGANISERS of Sir Elton John's gig at Somerset County Cricket Club say it will go ahead as planned despite a health scare for the star.

MUSIC fans in Taunton had been awaiting news of Sir Elton's health after he cancelled three American shows through illness.

Sir Elton is due to play at Somerset County Cricket Club on Sunday, June 3, before playing at Buckingham Palace the following day.

The star, famous for hits like Rocket Man and Your Song, has been suffering from a respiratory infection and has been given a course of antibiotics.

He was admitted to Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre on Wednesday and doctors have advised the 65-year-old to rest.

Sir Elton's publicist Fran Curtis told the BBC: "Elton developed a serious respiratory infection last weekend while performing at The Colosseum on Sunday, May 20.

"This week the condition worsened, even with medication and rest, resulting in Elton being hospitalised."

In a statement it was revealed Sir Elton has been advised to rest for 'approximately seven days'.

Three shows in Las Vegas have been cancelled.

Ben Martin, of Marshall Arts Ltd, which is promoting the event, said: "Elton is flying back to the UK next week and is very much looking forward to all his UK shows, including his first show in Taunton.

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4:00pm Fri 25 May 12

meekmeek says...

either way if elton can or cannot make the gig here, lets hope he gets well
either way if elton can or cannot make the gig here, lets hope he gets well meekmeek
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4:44pm Fri 25 May 12

Dr Dave says...

If he doesn't perform for whatever reason do we get our cash back?
If he doesn't perform for whatever reason do we get our cash back? Dr Dave
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5:20pm Fri 25 May 12

meekmeek says...

dr dave you should do. the only time you shouldnt is if he turns up but then makes an earlier exit then expected. but even then you can still attempt a refund of a certain percentage of the ticket price. lets just hope he gets well.
dr dave you should do. the only time you shouldnt is if he turns up but then makes an earlier exit then expected. but even then you can still attempt a refund of a certain percentage of the ticket price. lets just hope he gets well. meekmeek
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7:43pm Fri 25 May 12

Dr Dave says...

Sending him some get well vibes - besides, I've ordered some warm sunny weather for the concert! Can't wait!
Sending him some get well vibes - besides, I've ordered some warm sunny weather for the concert! Can't wait! Dr Dave
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9:19pm Fri 25 May 12

MikeyMikey says...

I agree MeekMeek Elton and anyones health regardless of fame is most important, but no doubt Elton wont let his supporters down if he can perform he will.Coming to Taunton the day before performing before the queen just shows what he thought of his previous concert here.Lets give him full support and well wishes.
I agree MeekMeek Elton and anyones health regardless of fame is most important, but no doubt Elton wont let his supporters down if he can perform he will.Coming to Taunton the day before performing before the queen just shows what he thought of his previous concert here.Lets give him full support and well wishes. MikeyMikey
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12:57pm Tue 29 May 12

BaldyLocks says...

I hope it rains - should make the angry little fella even more grumpy.
He hasn't had a decent song in 3 decades, and live he's so out of shape his voice sounds terrible.
I hope it rains - should make the angry little fella even more grumpy. He hasn't had a decent song in 3 decades, and live he's so out of shape his voice sounds terrible. BaldyLocks
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5:55pm Wed 30 May 12

madcow says...

BaldyLocks wrote:
I hope it rains - should make the angry little fella even more grumpy.
He hasn't had a decent song in 3 decades, and live he's so out of shape his voice sounds terrible.
Im not a great fan of Elton John, so i wont be going, but there are loads of people who like him and his songs, the fact that its a sell out is a give away!!!
Who are you a fan of?

I live 3 miles away, and last time he performed i sat in my garden with a glass of wine and could hear it loud and clear. I hope for all going sake, it is a lovely evening. a work collegue said on BBc news that he ws cancelling all concerts prior to the jubilee on monday, but cant find it, nor has the gazette said anything (but they usually get it half wrong anyway)
[quote][p][bold]BaldyLocks[/bold] wrote: I hope it rains - should make the angry little fella even more grumpy. He hasn't had a decent song in 3 decades, and live he's so out of shape his voice sounds terrible.[/p][/quote]Im not a great fan of Elton John, so i wont be going, but there are loads of people who like him and his songs, the fact that its a sell out is a give away!!! Who are you a fan of? I live 3 miles away, and last time he performed i sat in my garden with a glass of wine and could hear it loud and clear. I hope for all going sake, it is a lovely evening. a work collegue said on BBc news that he ws cancelling all concerts prior to the jubilee on monday, but cant find it, nor has the gazette said anything (but they usually get it half wrong anyway) madcow
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6:58pm Thu 31 May 12

Dr Dave says...

Looks like we will be going in our wellies and waterproofs, bloody British weather, it sucks.
Looks like we will be going in our wellies and waterproofs, bloody British weather, it sucks. Dr Dave
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