Sir Elton John had to “learn to walk again” after falling ill two years ago.
The 72-year-old singer suffered a major infection after undergoing prostate cancer surgery and admitted it left him “24 hours from snuffing it” and feeling “lucky” to have survived.
He said: “I literally had to learn to walk again. I was extremely sick.
“Luckily I survived it. Now I am fine.”— Sir Elton John
“I said: ‘Don’t let me die, I want to see my children grow up.’
“Luckily I survived it. Now I am fine.”
Elton – who has sons Zachary, eight, and Elijah, six, with husband David Furnish – recalled how he carried on performing even when very ill.
He said: “I was on stage in Vegas in a lot of pain, fluid had built up under my colon.
“I did the show and was wearing nappies shortly after the operation. I thought ‘If only they knew right now that I’m pissing myself’.