Saturday, July 13, 2024

Elton John postpones farewell tour due to hip operation

The pop legend has posted on social media that he is not in physical condition to honor his Europe and UK tour dates.

Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour across Europe and the U.K. which was to go into 2023 will now not go ahead, due to the star’s injury to his hip and a subsequent necessary operation.

The iconic performer released a statement on social media on revealing the postponement due to his need to address the nagging affects of an injury.

“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,” John tweeted.

“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.”

John, however, will still participate in the Global Citizen event on Sept. 25, 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.”

John’s U.S. tour will resume after his operation in New Orleans in January 2022.

“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,” John 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.”

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