Elton John's recent health issues might be more serious that anyone thought. Elton, who postponed his summer dates, is undergoing surgery in a few weeks time after being diagnosed with an abscess of the appendix. Elton is currently receiving a course of intensive antibiotics to reduce toxins within the inflamed appendicitis site.
The "Rocket Man," who had to leave his July 5th performance in Germany due to excruciating abdominal pain, admitted to The Sun, "I'm lucky to be alive. I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time. I feel so lucky and so grateful to be alive. I played nine gigs and the White Tie and Tiara Summer Ball in agony."
Elton John says that although he ultimately has no regrets about how he lived his life early on, he's far happier since becoming sober and falling in love: "I'm glad that I lived my rock star years, because it made me appreciate now what I shouldn't be doing. When I was younger I did everything I possibly could and I had a great time. I took it too far and didn't know when to stop. But the good thing is that life since 1990 has been all about trying to grow up, trying to see things from a different perspective -- listening. And I was lucky to find my partner and that's been the saving grace of my life, as well."
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