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Elton John postpones European tour to 2023 for surgery


Victim of a very painful fall at the end of the summer, the singer must be operated "as quickly as possible". He nevertheless maintains his presence at the Global Citizen charity concert, scheduled for September 25 in Paris.

Elton John, 74, will undergo hip surgery, postponing his Paris concerts from October 2021 to June 2023 and will resume his farewell tour in January 2022 in New Orleans.

"At the end of my summer vacation, I had an unfortunate fall and I have since suffered from considerable pain and discomfort in the hip

," explains the megastar in a press release posted on social networks Thursday, September 16. .

Despite intensive rehabilitation and specialized treatment, the pain kept getting worse and it was more and more difficult for me to move around, ”

he added.

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"I was advised to have the operation as quickly as possible in order to regain my full form and to ensure that there would be no long-term complications"

, continues the interpreter of

Candle In The Wind


This surgical intervention should allow him

"to resume the tour in January 2022 in New Orleans"


The Parisian concert of September 25 maintained

The singer, also known for

I'm Still Standing


Your Song

, however maintains his participation in the Global Citizen charity concert on September 25, 2021 in Paris.

"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



“I know how patient my amazing fans have been since the Covid caused the tour to stop last year, and it breaks my heart to keep you waiting any longer.

I promise you this: the shows will resume next year


concludes the star.

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His concerts scheduled for October 10, 12 and 13, 2021 at the Accor Arena in Paris are therefore postponed to June 25, 27 and 28, 2023. The singer had started his farewell tour, called

Farewell Yellow Brick Road

in 2018, providing more of 300 dates in three years across the world, before it was disrupted by the health context linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: lefigaro

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