I never thought I would be saying this, but this foreign born permanent A++ list singer needs rehab again.
He is abusing pills that he started taking after an injury two years ago.
At some point in the last year he started taking more and more.
I don’t think he wants anyone to know he messed up again.
Elton John Announces Retirement From Touring After Almost 50 Years
Elton John announced his retirement from touring at a press conference on Wednesday. But unlike fellow music legend Neil Diamond, who declared his own retirement two days earlier, John’s road resignation isn’t effective immediately: He’s heading out on a three-year, 300-gig “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour that will begin Sept. 8 in Allentown, Penn. and wrap up back in the U.S. some time in 2021.
Speaking with Anderson Cooper in New York, he made it clear that doctors’ checkups had nothing to do with his decision. “In the press today — in England, of course — they said I’m retiring because of ill health,” said John, referring to news stories anticipating the announcement. “And if you’re up to do 300 shows, you’re not in ill health. You’re in great health. Listen, last year I picked up an infection in America and I was very ill for seven weeks and it knocked me sideways, but I still did 96 shows last year.”
The decision was made two years ago, John said, based primarily on thinking about his two children. “By the time the tour finishes I’ll be 74, and there’ll be so much more for me to do creatively, but it won’t be touring,” he said. “This was decided in 2015 in the south of France when we said, ‘Listen, I can’t go on forever.’… [Husband] David [Furnish] and I sat down with a school schedule, and I thought, I don’t want to miss too much of this… When I stop, they’re going to be 10 and 8, and that’s a very important time of their lives. I see them a lot anyway. But I love them so much. I don’t want to miss them and I don’t want them to miss me.” – Source