Elton John was forced to postpone a string of summer concerts due to a bout with appendicitis.  The music legend is currently on intensive antibiotics and is expected to undergo surgery soon, according to his website.

John will push back a number of shows in Europe.  A spokesman says, "Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates. To know that he made such super-human efforts and continued to perform to thousands through his illness only confirms his dedication to his European fans. He is eager to be back on top form and return to play the remaining shows starting in early September 2013."

On John's website, one can see that he plans on returning to the stage in September.  He is expected to perform in Leeds, England on September 4.  He is also expected to play a string of shows in Las Vegas.