Don’t Go Breaking Our Hearts — Elton John Announces Retirement From Touring After Legendary Career!

Elton John

Sir Elton John is hanging his hat.

On Wednesday, the legendary singer announced he would be retiring from touring after almost half of a century performing around the world. What an incredible career he’s had.

During the press conference streamed online on Wednesday, the 70-year-old artist said the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour would be his last. To be fair, there will be over 300 shows that will span a few years.

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He cited his reason as shifting his focus to his children and husband, David Furnish:

“My priorities now are my children, and my husband, and my family… the time is right to say thank you to all my fans around the world, globally, and then to say goodbye.”

He added about his kiddos, Elijah, 5, and Zachary, 7:

“I love them so much, I don’t want to miss them and I don’t want them to miss me.”

Watch (below):

A well-deserved retirement. Thank you for the music, Elton.

[Image via WENN.]

Jan 24, 2018 2:23pm PDT

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