Elton John announced Thursday he is postponing his 2021 ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour in Europe and United Kingdom to 2023 due to a hip injury.  In 2018, John announced he would be retiring from touring after his 300-date ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour.

The 74-year-old made the announcement on Twitter, saying: “At the end of my summer break I fell awkwardly on a hard surface and have been in considerable pain and discomfort in my hip ever since. Despite intensive physio and specialist treatment, the pain has continued to get worse and is leading to increasing difficulties moving.” John also said he was advised to have surgery so there would not be long-term complications.

John said he will still be able to participate in the Global Citizen event on Sept. 25, and concluded his message thanking fans for their patience: “I completely feel your frustrations after the year we’ve had. I promise you this — the shows will return to the road next year and I will make sure they are more than worth the wait.”

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