LONDON (AP) -- Elton John is recovering after an operation to remove his appendix.
The musician's publicist says John had the surgery last week at Princess
Grace Hospital in Monaco, near his home.
Last month the musician canceled a series of shows as he was treated for an inflamed appendix and surrounding abscess.
He said at the time that his infected appendix had been "a ticking time bomb." His publicist said Monday the appendix has been removed.
The 66-year-old musician is expected to perform in London Sept. 2, when he receives the Brits Icon Award.