We regret to inform you that due to medical reasons, Elton John is forced to cancel his Saturday May 6 performance as schedule in Bakersfield at the Mechanics Bank Arena.
During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection. During his return flight home from Santiago, Chile he became violently ill. Upon returning to the UK, Elton's Doctors admitted him to hospital, where he underwent immediate treatment to remove the infection. After spending two nights in intensive care followed by an extended stay in hospital, Elton was released from hospital on Saturday, April 22 and is now comfortably resting at home per doctors’ advice. Infections of this nature are rare and potentially deadly. Thankfully, Elton's medical team identified this quickly and treated it successfully. He is expected to make a full and complete recovery. Elton will be returning to his schedule of live performances in Twickenham, England on Saturday June 3rd.
Elton John, AEG and the Mechanics Bank Arena apologize for any inconvenience this causes ticket holders. "I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologize for disappointing them. I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well." said Elton.
Ticket holders for the cancelled performance: your tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.