Is Elton John OK? Pop icon postponed his 'farewell' tour due to a 'bad fall'

Elton John revealed that the injury has left him needing surgery after he 'fell awkwardly on a hard surface' and was in a great deal of 'discomfort'


                            Is Elton John OK? Pop icon postponed his 'farewell' tour due to a 'bad fall'
Elton John revealed that he was forced to reschedule the 2021 dates of his farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Europe and the UK to 2023 (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Elton John postponed his highly anticipated 'Yellow Brick Road' tour, citing he's in "considerable pain" after a bad fall. "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I am forced to reschedule the 2021 dates of my farewell Yellow Brick Road in Europe and the UK to 2023, " the musician said in a statement. He further revealed that the injury has left him needing surgery after he "fell awkwardly on a hard surface" and was in a great deal of "discomfort".

"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, " the statement added. The musician also noted that he has "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, " and said, "I will be undertaking a programme of intensive physiotherapy that will ensure a full recovery and a return to full mobility without pain."

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Elton John noted in his statement that he will still be performing as part of the Global Citizen Live fundraiser on September 25. "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 said. Promising his fans he’d be working hard to recover over the next year to ensure his 2023 return the musician concluded his statement by saying, "I will be undertaking a program of intensive physiotherapy that will ensure a full recovery and a return to full mobility without pain."

Elton John (Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

 

'Get well soon'

Fans poured well wishes for the ageless icon and hoped to see him back on stage again. One fan tweeted, "The artist will always take priority over the art. You are a continual source of inspiration for countless, Elton, and here's to hoping for as swift a recovery as possible, and no rushing it either! Your fans aren't going anywhere." Another wrote, "it's... "SAD , SO SAD" ... to hear the news !! Get well soon and we all look forward to seeing you perform in 2023 !!" One tweet read, "I wish you a speedy recovery and I look forward to seeing you live for the first time in April 2023 @TheO2! #EltonFarewellTour" Another person tweeted, "Take your time getting better m'dear. Our tickets are still on the shelf and we're looking forward to seeing you when you get back to health. Look after yourself."



 



 



 



 

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