Elton Axes Shows

Elton John has canceled seven concerts, blaming an unspecified illness.

A March 4th show in Bossier City, La., was canceled just hours before the scheduled performance and six more concerts – March 5th in New Orleans, March 8th in Richmond, Va., March 9th in Winston-Salem, N.C., March 11th in Columbus, Ohio, March 12th in Indianapolis, and March 16th in Columbia, S.C. – were axed in the following days.

All shows except Bossier City have been rescheduled for November.

A post on the performer’s Web site said refunds would be offered to fans who do not wish to attend the rescheduled concerts.