On October 31, 2005, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution discussed Web postings, claiming that Elton had suffered a heart attack and was being treated at Piedmont Hospital.
Reports were phoned into WXIA-TV as well, and even the entertainer's friends were worried. They were particularly scared when no one--not even the staff--answered the telephone at the Rocket Man's Buckhead residence.
Thankfully, Elton was finally located--on a flight to Seattle, where he did a private concert over the weekend. He then headed to the Big Apple, to appear at Bette Midler's Hulaween gala, and, of course, to shop.