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Elton John Reveals What He'll Do When He Retires from Touring

Elton John Reveals What He'll Do When He Retires from Touring

Elton John is opening up about his future.

The 74-year-old performer is set to embark on the final legs on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour and in an interview with Today on Friday (October 22), he revealed what his plans are after it ends.

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Elton told host Carson Daly that he wants to spend more time with his family when the tour concludes.

“They’re going to be teenagers soon,” he said of his two sons, Zachary, 10, and Elijah, 8, whom he shares with husband David Furnish. “I need to be with them.”

“I’ll be 76 [when the tour is over],” he added. The final European leg of his tour was postponed to spring 2023 due to the pandemic as well as a hip injury.

Elton continued, “I don’t know how much time I have left on this earth after that. You know, I’ve had enough applause. I don’t want to keep traveling. I don’t want to be away from my family.”

The “Tiny Dancer” singer went on to say that “everything excites [him]” these days, adding, “Every day is a bonus. I’m sober, I’m clean, and I can appreciate life on life’s terms.”

He also said that he was “so excited to go and play again in front of people” amid the waning pandemic, and that “the reaction from fans” makes his “soul jump.”

“I mean, you can’t make life up sometimes,” the entertainer said of his new album The Lockdown Sessions, which features collaborations with Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X and more. “It was just going to be me playing on other people’s records, and it’s spiraled into an album.”

“New music is where the future is,” he said of the album. “There’s a lot of nonsense, but there’s a lot of great stuff as well, which doesn’t sometimes see the light of day. So I try and give it the biggest boost as I can, and I love it.”

It was recently revealed Elton has had one of the top-grossing Las Vegas residencies of all time. Find out more!

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