Elton John cancels Las Vegas show for weeks because of illness

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LAS VEGAS — Elton John has canceled multiple shows because of an illness that has dogged him for several months, sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

John has canceled shows between now and May 6 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where he’s performed for years.

TMZ reported John had a medical procedure a few months ago and was advised by doctors he needed rest.

“We’re told he did not heed that advice and continued working like crazy,” TMZ reported. “Apparently, it caught up with him and he is now following doctor’s orders.”

An announcement about the cancellation is imminent.