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We all know Elton John for his really long career in music. In the 2000’s, we knew him as the cool flamboyant gay musician singing an emotional duet with the infamously homophobic Eminem. In the 90’s we knew for him soundtracking one of our favorite Disney films, The Lion King. And for those who lived through the 70’s and 80’s, we knew him as the rocket man or the tiny dancer!

John has had a long career that even in his early years could get pretty stressful. Back in 1979, the singer was performing a show at Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheater. During the show he collapsed and was brought backstage.

After a 10-minute break he returns to continue with the concert. He’s later said to be suffering from exhaustion coupled with a case of the flu.

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