Sir Elton John has delayed his upcoming European and UK tour dates so he can have an operation on his injured hip following a fall.
The 74-year-old singer stated it was with “nice unhappiness and a heavy coronary heart” that these Farewell Yellow Brick Highway concert events can be put again till 2023.
He had been resulting from play cities in Britain and on the continent this yr, adopted by US exhibits in 2022.
However he stated a fall on a tough floor in late summer season left him in ache.
His schedule had already been delayed as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Sir Elton will begin gigging once more in January 2022 in New Orleans and can proceed to play till summer season 2023.
The tour had previously been touted as his last.
In a put up on social media, the singer stated: “On the finish of my summer season break I fell awkwardly on a tough floor and have been in appreciable ache and discomfort in my hip ever since.
“Regardless of intensive physio and specialist therapy, the ache has continued to worsen and is resulting in growing difficulties transferring.
“I’ve been suggested to have an operation as quickly as potential to get me again to full health and ensure there aren’t any long-term issues.
“I will probably be endeavor a programme of intensive physiotherapy that may guarantee a full restoration and a return to full mobility with out ache.”
Nonetheless, the veteran musician continues to be set to function on the charitable World Citizen occasion on 25 September.
He stated: “Being simply 5 songs it is a very completely different bodily endeavor to the calls for of enjoying for shut to 3 hours each evening on tour and travelling in a single day between international locations.
“After this I will probably be having the operation to make sure the tour can get again on the highway in January of 2022 in New Orleans.
“I understand how affected person my unbelievable followers have been since COVID halted touring final yr, and it breaks my coronary heart to maintain you ready any longer.
“I fully really feel your frustrations after the yr we have had.
“I promise you this, the exhibits will return to the highway subsequent yr and I’ll ensure they’re greater than definitely worth the wait.”
The 74-year-old’s newest album – The Lockdown Classes – is because of be launched on 22 October.
It options 16 songs and was recorded remotely, with company together with Dua Lipa, Gorillaz, Lil Nas X, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Stevie Marvel and Stevie Nicks.