Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour has reached one other hitch because the singer introduced Thursday that his upcoming European tour dates have been rescheduled to 2023 after John just lately suffered a hip damage that requires an operation.
“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I am forced to rescheduled the 2021 dates of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Europe and U.K. to 2023,” John wrote on social media.
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“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. I have been advised to have an operation as soon as possible to get me back to full fitness and make sure there are no long-term complications. I will be undertaking a program of intensive physiotherapy that will ensure a full recovery and a return to full mobility without pain.”
John added that he would nonetheless fulfill his obligation to carry out 5 songs on the Global Citizen pageant on September 25th “as I don’t want to let a charity down”; the trials of a one-off efficiency are far lower than a prolonged tour, John famous.
John mentioned that his operation was scheduled now to make sure that his already Covid-postponed U.S. tour dates — initially scheduled for 2020, now set to start January 2022 in New Orleans — don’t get pushed again additional.
“I know how patient my incredible fans have been since Covid halted touring last year, and it breaks my heart to keep you waiting any longer. I completely feel your frustrations after the year we’ve had,” John mentioned. “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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