Elton John recovering after appendix surgery

LONDON – is recovering after an operation to remove his appendix.

The ’s says John had the surgery last week at in , near his home in the .

Last month the musician cancelled a series of shows as he was treated for an and surrounding abscess.

He said at the time that his infected appendix had been “a .”

He was treated with and his publicist said Monday the appendix has been removed.

In a statement on his official website last week, John said the many get- and messages he’d received from fans “have touched me deeply.”

The 66-year-old musician is expected to perform in London Sept. 2, when he receives the Brits Icon Award.

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