Elton John on costume 'disaster' he experienced during career

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British singer Sir Elton John has told of his sadness at having to postpone his farewell tour after injuring himself in a fall. In a heartfelt Instagram post, the star, 74, revealed that his upcoming UK and European tour dates of his 2021 Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour have been rescheduled to 2023, after being left in “considerable” pain following a fall earlier this year.

The pain has continued to get worse and is leading to increasing difficulties moving

Elton John

In a post to his 3.6 million followers, the Tiny Dancer hitmaker shared that he’d hurt his hip after “falling awkwardly on a hard surface”.

Elton wrote: “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I am forced to reschedule the 2021 dates of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Europe and the UK to 2023.

“At the end of my summer break I fell awkwardly on a hard surface and have been in considerable pain and discomfort in my hip ever since.

“Despite intensive physio and specialist treatment, the pain has continued to get worse and is leading to increasing difficulties moving,” he added.


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He continued: “I have been advised to have an operation as soon as possible to get me back to full fitness and make sure there are no long-term complications.

“I will be undertaking a programme of intensive physiotherapy that will ensure a full recovery and a return to full mobility without pain.”

Despite postponing his tour dates, the iconic singer told that he would still be going ahead with a charity event, as he didn’t want to disappoint the organisation.

Elton explained: “I am going to complete the charitable Global Citizen event on 25th September as I don’t want to let a charity down.

“Being just five songs it’s a very different physical undertaking to the demands of playing for close to three hours every night on tour and travelling overnight between countries.”

He confirmed that following the event, he will be having surgery to ensure he can start performing in as soon as three months time.

“After this I will be having the operation to ensure the tour can get back on the road in January of 2022 in New Orleans,” he continued.

“I know how patient my incredible fans have been since Covid halted touring last year, and it breaks my heart to keep you waiting any longer.”

Elton signed off by promising his loyal fans that the postponed farewell show will be worth waiting for.

He wrote: “I completely feel your frustrations after the year we’ve had.

“I promise you this – the shows will return to the road next year and I will make sure they are more than worth the wait. Love, Elton x,” the statement ended.

Last year, the star revealed in February that he had been diagnosed with walking pneumonia, which is an inflammation of the airways.

Elton was forced to cut his concert dates in Auckland, New Zealand, in half due to his symptoms.

Addressing the crowd, he said: “I’ve just completely lost my voice. I can’t sing. I’ve got to go. I’m sorry,” he added, before being helped off stage.

Taking to Instagram, Elton made the emotional admission: “I want to thank everyone who attended tonight’s gig in Auckland. I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier today, but I was determined to give you the best show humanly possible.

“I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more. I’m disappointed, deeply upset and sorry. I gave it all I had.

“Thank-you so much for your extraordinary support and all the love you showed me during tonight’s performance. I am eternally grateful. Love, Elton,” he finished.

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