Elton John, 70, became ‘violently ill’ with an ‘unusual bacterial infection’ during his return flight home from Santiago, Chile. He underwent treatment in the UK pending two nights in intensive care followed by an extended stay in hospital. Infections of this nature are rare and potentially deadly. Elton was released from hospital on Saturday, April 22 and is now comfortably resting at home per doctors advice. “I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well.” he declared. Elton will be returning to his schedule of live performances in Twickenham, England on Saturday June 3rd. People who bought tickets to canceled concerts will be refunded.