Elton John Reschedules His Farewell Tour Due To Health Issues
Elton John shared a tweet to announce his farewell tour dates and reflected his sadness for rescheduling, saying he had no choice. The Rocketman gave some insight into the serious health problem he has been struggling with but reassured his fans by saying that he’ll come back even stronger and give shows that will be ‘more than worth the wait.’
As you probably know, some years ago, Elton John announced that he would start his farewell tour entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road and then retire. The tour began in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on September 8, 2018. It grossed more than $100 million and won a Billboard Music Award in the Top Rock Tour category.
However, the tour’s second part of the Nort-American and European leg was postponed to 2021 and 2022 because of a COVID-19 outbreak. John was supposed to go back to touring on September 28, 2021, in Copenhagen, but he revealed that he had to reschedule the tour dates again due to an injury after falling on a hard surface some weeks ago.
In his recent tweet, Elton John explained the reason behind it, saying that even though he has been reviewing treatment for a long time, he couldn’t get rid of the pain in his hip. Therefore, he had to give a break to performing alive to have an operation and more intensive treatment. Also, he assured his sad and worried fans by saying it will worth the wait.
Elton John’s tweet read:
“Important update on my Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.”
In John’s words, he 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 feel 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. 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. 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 traveling 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 the road next year, and I will make sure they are more than worth the wait.”
You can see the tweet below.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) September 16, 2021