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Elton John World News: Billy Joel and Elton John won't visit Toronto

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The show is canceled due to the SARS

Friday 25 April 2003 @ 15:46 - GMT

Billy Joel and Elton John have canceled visits to Toronto due to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak.

They were due to perform Monday at the city's Air Canada Center, a venue that sold out in 20 minutes.

SARS has killed 16 people in the Toronto area, the only part of the world outside Asia where people have died from the highly contagious disease, for which there is no known cure. SARS, which has a mortality rate of about six percent, has killed over 265 people and infected about 4,600 in 25 nations.