Elton John Makes First Appearance Since Illness

Elton John

(Radio.com) Elton John has made his first appearance since contracting a "harmful and unusual bacterial infection" during a tour of South America. The singer spent two days in intensive care, which caused him to cancel a Las Vegas residency.

The rock icon showed up at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this week to share the winners of a YouTube fan video contest.At a press conference, which John attended with longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin, he said, "We were before the MTV generation, and I'm glad we were because we were real artists. The MTV generation brought along a lot of people who just made videos. A lot of the artistry went out of the music."

He did praise the art of making music videos, explaining that 'visuals, whether it is a painting, a drawing, a piece of film, a video… enhance music. You get to use your imagination - you get into it." Read more here.

Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.


Elton John Music, DVDs, Books and more

Elton John T-shirts and Posters

More Elton John News

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article

Related Stories

• Elton John Posts Heartfelt Tribute To His Mother After Funeral

• Elton John Sidelined By 'Potentially Deadly' Bacterial Infection 2017 In Review

• Country and Pop Stars Lineup For Elton John Tribute Concert

• Big Names Lined Up For Elton John Grammy Tribute Show

• Elton John Plays 'Your Song' In Tribute To His Late Mother

• Elton John Mourns The Death Of His Mother

• Elton John and Beyonce 'Lion King' Speculation Surfaces

• Elton John Honored at 25th Anniversary AIDS Foundation Gala

• 'GRAMMYS Greatest Stories' To Air On Black Friday

• Elton John Announces 'Diamonds' Compilation

More Stories for Elton John

Elton John Music


Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2018 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.