Musician Sir Elton John
Musician Sir Elton John

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Sir Elton John is reportedly recovering well after suffering from a respiratory infection that resulted in the cancellation of three shows in Las Vegas, according to David Furnish (his civil partner), who was quoted as saying the singer was "doing incredibly well and recovering" in a BBC report.

The 65 year old signer was admitted to a hospital in Los Angeles in 23 May but was released soon after a few medical tests. His illness was earlier reported as being "serious" by his US spokesperson before later being dismissed as not so serious.

"It's nothing more than a chest infection - you rest and it's better. Everything that's planned is still happening," said John's spokesman, according to

The singer's representative also said the Candle in the Wind star would be performing along with other artists, including Sir Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Sir Cliff Richard and Dame Shirley Bassey, at the Queen's diamond jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace as scheduled despite this health scare.

Sir Elton John is now back at his residence in England and reportedly "very excited" to be performing for the Queen's diamond jubilee, according to a statement on his official web site.

Meanwhile, John and Furnish, who officially entered into a civil partnership in 2005, are reportedly looking for a second child. The couple is parent to 17 month old Zachary, who was born in December 2010 to a surrogate mother.

"We are going to take some time this summer and get off the treadmill, have a holiday and talk about the possibility of maybe starting on a second child. Nothing has been decided yet. We have to plan it. We're dependent on other people, the egg donor, a surrogate... We have to work together as a team. You can't just snap your fingers and make it happen," said Furnish, according to the Daily Telegraph.

"I would like Zachary to have a sibling. I think he would be better with a sibling than on his own," the Daily Mail quoted Furnish as saying.