Elton John had his appendix removed last Thursday. He had to cancel his summer tour due to appendicitis.
After the doctors told him what was going on, Elton said he was a “ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time. I feel so lucky and grateful to be alive.” He is resting at home and is scheduled for his next concert date on September 4th in Leeds, England.
In a related story, Elton will be helping his friend, tennis great Andy Roddick for Andy’s annual Andy Roddick Foundation benefit. Elton will provide the entertainment for the event taking place in Austin, Texas on October 17th.
Roddick has been helping out Elton with his World Team Tennis Smash Hits AIDS benefit which Andy played in last year, and Elton is paying it forward to Andy.
The Andy Roddick Foundation works to provide education and sports-based mentoring to kids in low-income communities.
It so nice when people help each other out!