Posted: 11:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Pop legend Elton John has admitted he he hadn’t been feeling well in the past few weeks. The 66-year-old superstar said he’d been suffering stomach pains and thought it was food poisoning. But a recent trip to the doctor revealed something much more serious – he has appendicitis.
The father of two revealed on his official website that he is “undergoing a course of intensive antibiotics and is expected to undergo surgery in the UK in the coming weeks, once doctors can be confident they have sufficiently reduced toxins within the inflamed appendicitis site.”
He told London’s The Sun “I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time. I feel so lucky and grateful to be alive.”
The diagnosis has caused the Candle In The Wind singer to cancel the remaining dates on his European tour.