Elton John released from the hospital after respiratory infection

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British singer songwriter Sir Elton John gestures during his speech at the World AIDS Day event in Sydney on Dec. 1, 2011.

(CBS News) Elton John has been released from the hospital after being treated for a serious respiratory infection, reports CBS station KCBS.

John was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after developing the infection last weekend while performing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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"The attending Cedars-Sinai physician recommending that Elton not perform any concerts for approximately seven days with complete rest and antibiotic treatment to cure his respiratory infection and prevent any damage," Caesar's Palace said in a statement.

The infection had caused John to cancel three of his "Million Dollar Piano" performances.

"I love performing this show and I will be thrilled when we return to The Colosseum in October to complete the eleven concerts soon to be scheduled," said John in a statement. "All I can say to the fans is sorry I can't be with you. I hope to see you soon at this wonderful theatre at Caesars Palace."