Sir Elton John returns to stage after health scare

Updated: Jun 04, 2012, 17:08 PM IST

London: Sir Elton John took to the stage on Sunday night for the first time since his recent health scare, which landed him in hospital.

The Rocket Man scrapped a number of shows in Las Vegas last month after he was diagnosed with a serious respiratory infection, which later turned out to be a bout of potentially deadly lung condition pneumonia.

He took some time off to recover, but the singer proved he had put the health battle behind him by performing in Taunton on Sunday, the Daily Express reported.

Sir Elton braved wet and windy conditions at Somerset County Cricket Ground to play hits including Candle in the Wind and Your Song just a day before he is due to play at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee concert in London on Monday.

He previously revealed he is “very excited” about performing at the special event at Buckingham Palace.

ANI