It seems like every artist is out on tour this year in an effort to make up for 2020’s cancellations. Elton JohnThis is no exception. The music legend began his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour in 2018, but had to reschedule the 2020 UK and Ireland leg due to the pandemic. It was moved to 2021 along with the rest the second European round, and the third North American leg.
In September, the “Tiny Dancer” had to reschedule yet again after injuring himself in a fall and undergoing hip replacement surgery.
Friends Worry John ‘Won’t Finish This Tour’
Here’s a new report from The New York PostJohn claims the injury is more severe than John suggests. The singer was seen using a cane during a ceremony in which he was made a Companion of Honor for his music career as well as his campaigning work against AIDS.
John’s friends are worried that going back on tour could mean more health issues for the star, the outlet alleged. “He is not Superman. I wonder how he’s even getting insurance to do these gigs — can you imagine the premiums?” one friend told the Post. “He should be at home with his kids and his husband, not stuck on the road. I worry that he won’t finish this tour.”
John himself has spoken bluntly about his health, telling UK TV host Lorraine Kelly that he’s in pain “most of the time with my hip. I can’t move sideways, can’t get in and out of a car….”
John is a musician and performer, but it should be mentioned. It’s his job, and he knows his limits. The “Rocket Man” singer will kick off his tour in January, traveling through the US, Europe, Britain, and Australia. He won’t finish the tour until 2023, when he’s 76.
He’s ready to give up life on the road, saying “I don’t know how much time I have left on this earth after that. You know, I’ve had enough applause. I don’t want to keep traveling. I don’t want to be away from my family.”
Past Rumors About John’s Health Were False
We’ve written about the singer’s health before, clearing up rumors about a GlobeReports from the Associated Press claiming that John had only months left to live. National EnquirerHis poor health was causing him loss of his voice. Both of these reports were completely false and outlandish. Despite their reports filled with doom and gloom, John’s plans for the world tour have gone on.
Although he has experienced health problems in the past, the artist remains healthy and is just continuing to recover from hip surgery. John was told by a close source. Post: “Elton’s doing well, feeling great and excited to be back on tour beginning January 2022 to play for his fans.” Sounds like plans to move forward are proceeding nicely.