Flamboyant rocker SIR Elton John cancelled two American concerts this weekend (04-06MAR05) after falling ill.

The ROCKET MAN star called off Friday's (04MAR05) scheduled performance in Bossier City, Louisiana, only hours before it was scheduled to start, much to the horror of some fans, who had driven for hours to see their hero.

The bespectacled singer announced on his official website his Saturday (05MAR05) gig in New Orleans had also been cancelled, but did not clarify the nature of his illness.

In December (04), John pulled out of a string of concerts after suffering from a throat infection.

John is next set to perform in Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday (08MAR05).

06/03/2005 21:19