By Jeff Labrecque
Updated May 30, 2012 at 03:09 PM EDT

Elton John is feeling much better, just days after he had to be hospitalized with a “serious respiratory infection.” “It’s nothing more than a chest infection — you rest and it’s better,” his spokesperson said, according to the BBC. “Everything that’s planned is still happening.”

What’s happening is a lot. John’s European tour kicks off Friday, and he also will perform at Buckingham Palace on Monday to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. According to the singer’s website, he’s resting at his home in England and is very excited about Monday’s event.

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