Sir Elton John: ‘I Had Pneumonia’

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June 1, 2012 | 7:36am EST

Veteran singer Sir Elton John has opened up about his recent health battle, revealing he was suffering from potentially deadly lung condition pneumonia.
The Rocket Man recently scrapped a number of concerts in Las Vegas to recover from an illness, which was only identified as a serious respiratory infection.
But now it’s emerged he was suffering from a bout of inflammatory lung condition pneumonia, and it took several days before the illness was correctly diagnosed.
He tells the BBC, “I picked up an infection in Las Vegas and I was walking around with it for a week before it turned into pneumonia. I didn’t realise I had it and it just knocked me for six.”