Elton John is “in good health” and recovering after a fall at home. “A slip” at Sir Elton John’s 1920s home in Nice in the south of France caused the 76-year-old to briefly be hospitalized this weekend.
A trip to Monaco’s Princess Grace Hospital followed. John underwent a checkup Monday morning before getting “immediate discharged”. He “is now back at home and in good health,” a representative for the singer said.
Sir Elton John, 76, was briefly hospitalized this weekend “as a precautionary measure” after “a slip” at his 1920s home in Nice, France. Medical professionals transferred his care to the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco following the surgery. After undergoing a checkup on Monday morning, his medical team “immediately discharged” John. He “is now back at home and in good health,” according to a representative for the singer.
“Elton visited the local hospital as a precautionary measure,” according to a statement released by John’s representative on Monday. “Following checkups, he was immediately discharged this morning and is now back at home and in good health.”
PICTURE: Sir Elton John. PHOTO: COURTESY OF: Elton John’s X account. (Dated June 18, 2022)
Not the Rocketman’s First Fall
This isn’t the first fall for the legendary “Rocketman” singer in recent years.
Los Angeles, 2012
A severe respiratory infection forced him to seek treatment in a hospital in Los Angeles in 2012. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center treated John, who came down with the infection while performing at Caesars Palace’s Colosseum.
“The attending Cedars-Sinai physician recommending that Elton not perform any concerts for approximately seven days with complete rest and antibiotic treatment to cure his respiratory infection and prevent any damage,” Caesar’s Palace said in a statement.
He had to cancel a concert in Auckland, New Zealand, in February 2020 after losing his voice due to walking pneumonia. John, who was 72 at the time, needed assistance exiting the stage. “I’d like to thank everyone who came out to see me tonight in Auckland.” “I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier today, but I was determined to give you the best show humanly possible,” John wrote on Instagram after the performance was cut short.
He added, “I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more. I’m disappointed, deeply upset and sorry. I gave it all I had. Thank-you so much for your extraordinary support and all the love you showed me during tonight’s performance. I am eternally grateful. Love, Elton xx .”
PICTURE: Sir Elton John being help off-stage to end a concert in Auckland, New Zealand, early after losing his voice due to walking pneumonia. PHOTO: COURTESY OF: Elton John’s X account post dated February 16, 2020.
Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, 2021
He canceled his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” dates in 2021 to undergo surgery for a hip injury sustained after an awkward fall on a hard surface caused “considerable pain and discomfort” in his hip.
When he announced the news, John explained that “despite intensive physio and specialist treatment, the pain has continued to get worse and is leading to increasing difficulties moving.”
He added, “I have been advised to have an operation as soon as possible to get me back to full fitness and make sure there are no long-term complications.”
He has also been open about his addiction struggles throughout his career. “I so wish I’d never taken a drug. But in the end, unless I’d have got sober, I wouldn’t be the person I am today,” he said in 2019. He said he had been sober for nearly three decades at the time.
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John has spent the summer in France with his husband, David Furnish, and their two sons since finishing his Farewell Tour. The singer resides in his 1920s Mont Boron villa near Nice, France, with views of the Mediterranean Sea. He dubbed it “the summer house,” according to Architectural Digest.
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