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Elton John ‘quits touring after 50 years

http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/24/elton-john-announces-retirement-music-7256078/?ito=social

The legendary singer is allegedly gearing up to announce he is backing away from music according to The Mirror, although he is set to make an official statement later today.

Elton is finishing his last performance of his Las Vegas show, The Million Dollar Piano, on 19 May after over 200 shows. It was his second stint at Vegas, with The Red Piano running from 2004 to 2009.

Speaking in 2012, John spoke to the BBC where he revealed his thoughts on retiring on music to concentrate on fatherhood, he said: ‘I’m going to keep working. When Zachary goes to school, that’s another different thing. I want to take him to school and I want to pick him up. I don’t want to miss that part of his childhood.’

On March 24, Elton was forced to cancel Las Vegas shows after contracting a vicious bug in South America.

Elton John 'quits touring after 50 years'
 

A released statement read: ‘Infections of this nature are rare and potentially deadly.

‘Thankfully, Elton’s medical team identified this quickly and treated it successfully. He is expected to make a full and complete recovery.’

According to The Mirror ill health may have contributed to his decision.

Elton John 'quits touring after 50 years'
 

Elton began his music career in 1967 and has sold over 300 million records to date. He also has more than 50 top 40 hits.

The 70, has two children, Elijah and Zachary, with husband David Furnish, whom he married in 2014.

Last year, the Your Song star said: ‘You’re only as old as you feel inside. There are days when I am not feeling as physically good as I could.’

He continued: ‘There will come a time when I will want to stop touring. Maybe I want to have more time with my boys. … There will be a decision made in the next six months probably.’

Elton John 'quits touring after 50 years'
 

In 2017 he also lost his mum Sheila Farebrother. The singer, 70, revealed in an Instagram post that she had suddenly passed away on Monday morning, a week after he last saw her.

In an essay for the Davos economic forum last year, he said : ‘Fame, which at first sight looks like a blessing, soon revealed itself as also a curse.

‘I am afraid I reacted very badly. I became a loathsome person – selfish, self-centred, and disconnected.

‘That amounts to a painful second lesson, one I learnt by doing it all wrong.’

He said: ‘So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning. I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock. Travel safe Mum. Thank-you for everything. I will miss you so much. Love, Elton.’ Last year he said he and Sheila had ended their feud after they fell out in 2008.

His official announcement is set to come ‘imminently.’

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I see...gotta work hard on that posthumous album

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:goodbye:

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All that singing live while sitting on a piano bench really takes it out of you.

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I see him differently ever since he was a d**k to Madonna.

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I never liked his music or him, even before his cunty remarks about M.

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I went to see him once: it was good, but not that good.he was angry with the sound, sacrifice sounded as shit, and he didn´t finish the concert.Not that he left after 30 minutes, but we knew the setlist and because of the sounded he left before can you feel the love tonight. BUt he wasn´t very good live, at least in my opinion

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47 minutes ago, vocalism said:

I never liked his music or him, even before his cunty remarks about M.

I don't like his personality. Never have. even before the M criticism and shadiness. something doesnt feel right with him. he's just one of "those" entertainers who rubs me the wrong way. he just seems really shady and phoney. No surprise he and gaga found each other

I like some of his songs though. 

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He did something smart for once

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Never liked his music. He’s overrated. 

Tina Turner is a classy lady. I love how she downplayed he’s bitchiness but still got her point across that he is a dick in the interview :clap::clap::clap: 

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Guess he got tired of hiring escorts

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Good riddance.

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2 hours ago, Nikki said:

I don't like his personality. Never have. even before the M criticism and shadiness. something doesnt feel right with him. he's just one of "those" entertainers who rubs me the wrong way. he just seems really shady and phoney. No surprise he and gaga found each other

I like some of his songs though. 

I find his songs and voice obnoxious. There are a few exceptions. Also, I know people who know him and let's just say I'm surprised there haven't been any public accusations yet. 

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He’s not going anywhere anytime soon

This will break touring records 

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MAYBE...then madonna will break them all when she does a greatest hits tour.

he is old old now. so good for him to knowing he was a complete cunt. and changing.

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1 hour ago, vocalism said:

I find his songs and voice obnoxious. There are a few exceptions. Also, I know people who know him and let's just say I'm surprised there haven't been any public accusations yet. 

I read somewhere that he gets very inappropriate around other men. Wouldn't shock me one bit, he looks like a predator 

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Will always love his music, but the man is a grade-A cunt. Any gay man who sells himself like a whore to homophobes like closet-case Limbaugh and Eminem can go fuck himself. And it's not enough he was/is so jealous of M., but to use that deformed midget clone to shade her? Fuck you, Elton. 

But, um, good for you, Elton dear. :) 

 

 

 

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I saw him live 11 years ago - he was great, no signs of cunt-like behavior. I’d like to see him once more before he calls it a day, even if his voice has degraded quite rapidly. 

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56 minutes ago, spotlight said:

He’s not going anywhere anytime soon

This will break touring records 

Of course. He's gotta do one more tour to pay his monthly flower budget for life. I think I will be passing. 

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