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Elton John, 74, POSTPONES his farewell tour for two years after a fall

‘I have been in considerable pain and discomfort’: Elton John, 74, POSTPONES his farewell tour for two years as he awaits hip surgery after suffering an ‘awkward fall’

  • He took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the news to fans, as he detailed his ‘great sadness’ before explaining: ‘I fell awkwardly on a hard surface’ 


Elton John has postponed his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Europe and the UK to 2023, as he awaits surgery following ‘an awkward fall’. 

The hitmaker, 74, took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the news to fans, as he detailed his ‘great sadness’ before explaining: ‘I fell awkwardly on a hard surface and have been in considerable pain and discomfort in my hip ever since.’

In the full statement, Elton detailed: ‘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…

Shock: Elton John has postponed his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Europe and the UK to 2023, as he awaits surgery following ‘an awkward fall’ (Elton pictured in 2018)

‘Despite intensive physio and specialist treatment, the pain has continued to get worse and is leading to increasing difficulties moving…

‘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 program of intensive physiotherapy that will ensure a full recovery and a return to full mobility without pain.

‘I am going to complete the charitable Global Citizen event on 25th September as I don’t want to let a charity down…

Pain: The hitmaker, 74, took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the news to fans, as he detailed his 'great sadness' before explaining: 'I fell awkwardly on a hard surface and have been in considerable pain and discomfort in my hip ever since'

Pain: The hitmaker, 74, took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the news to fans, as he detailed his ‘great sadness’ before explaining: ‘I fell awkwardly on a hard surface and have been in considerable pain and discomfort in my hip ever since’

‘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…

‘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.

‘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…

‘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’.   

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