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OTRC: Elton John hospitalized, cancels 3 Las Vegas concerts

Elton John earned the no. 5 spot on Forbes' list. The 64-year-old singer has sold over 250 million records in the past 30-years and he grossed $204 million performing 102 shows this year. He and his partner David Furnish welcomed their son Zachary this year, with the help of a surrogate. (Pictured: Elton John appears in an undated 2010 photo on his MySpace page.) (myspace.com/eltonjohn)

Elton John has canceled three upcoming performances in Las Vegas after being hospitalized for a serious respiratory infection, his publicist confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com on Thursday.

The singer was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Doctors recommended that John rest and not perform for approximately seven days.

"It feels strange not to be able to perform these 'Million Dollar Piano' concerts at The Colosseum," said John said in a statement. "I love performing this show and I will be thrilled when we return to The Colosseum in October to complete the eleven concerts soon to be scheduled. All I can say to the fans is sorry I can't be with you. I hope to see you soon at this wonderful theatre at Caesars Palace."

People with tickets to the canceled shows can exchange them or get a refund from the original point of purchase, according to The Colosseum at Caesars.

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