Hip surgery for Elton John, who will resume his farewell tour in 2022

the essential Elton John, 74 years old, is going to have hip surgery, postponing his concerts from Paris from October 2021 to June 2022 and will resume its farewell tour in January 2022 in New Orleans, he said Thursday.

“At the end of my summer vacation, I had an unfortunate fall and have since suffered from considerable pain and discomfort in my hip,” explains the megastar in a press release. Despite intensive rehabilitation and treatment specialist, the pain kept getting worse and it was more and more difficult to move around “.

“I was advised to have the operation as quickly as possible in order to regain my peak form and to ensure that there would be no long-term complications”, continues the interpreter of “Candle In The Wind “. This surgery should allow him “to resume the tour in January 2022 in New Orleans”.

The singer, also known for “I’m Still Standing” or “Your Song”, however maintains his participation in the Parisian stage of the Global Citizen charity concert on 13 September 2021. “It’s only five songs, it’s a very different physical job than playing for almost three hours every night on tour and traveling overnight from country to country.”

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“I know how patient my amazing fans have been since the Covid caused the tour to be halted last year, and it breaks my heart to make you wait any longer. I promise you this: the shows will resume. next year “, concludes the star.

His Parisian concerts postponed to 2023

His concerts scheduled for 10, 12 and 13 October 2021 at the Accor Arena in Paris are therefore reported to 13, 27 and 28 June 2023. The singer had started his farewell tour, dubbed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” in 300, planning more than 300 dates in three years across the world before it was disrupted by the health context linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

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