LONDON: Elton John ‘’feels great’’ and can’t wait to return to the stage on Monday.  The ‘Rocket Man’ singer was forced to pull out of a string of summer concert dates after being stricken with appendicitis  last month and remaind bedridden, but since undergoing an operation has been recovering well and warming up for his comeback.  He told friends: ‘’I feel great. I can’t wait to get back on stage as he is eager to meet the audience whom he missed for some  time .’’  The 66-year-old star will return in style as he will be awarded the first ever BRIT Icon Award at the London Palladium, where he will also give a concert. –ES