Sir Elton John has said he had to learn to walk again after he contracted a serious infection following prostate cancer surgery.
The star previously revealed he had a successful cancer operation two years ago but then came close to death after falling seriously ill on tour.
Sir Elton said 2017 had been an “annus horribilis” and that he was “24 hours from snuffing it” as he was rushed back to the UK to be treated in intensive care.
Interviewed on a TV show Elton John: Uncensored, John said: “I had to learn to walk again as I was extremely sick. I was on stage in Vegas in a lot of pain, fluid had built up under my colon, and I was wearing nappies shortly after the operation.”
The 72 years old singer is one of the top-selling artistes of all time, has sold more than 300 million records, and has had more than 50 Top 40 hit songs.