Elton John says he ‘needs’ to be with his children as he discusses final tour


Elton John has opened up about why his upcoming tour will be his final one, with the singer revealing that he “needs” to be with his children.

The Rocket Man singer, 74, who just lately launched his new album The Lockdown Sessions, and whoseFarewell Yellow Brick Road tour will conclude in the summertime of 2023, mentioned his want to spend extra time with his household whereas talking with Today’s Carson Daly.

According to John, who shares sons Zachary, 10, and Elijah, eight, with husband David Furnish, he wants to be with his children as a result of they’re rising up and he doesn’t “know how much time” he has left.

“They’re going to be teenagers soon. And I need to be with them,” the songwriter defined. “And I’ll be 76. I don’t know how much time I have left on this earth after that.”

John additionally acknowledged that he has “had enough” applause from audiences, with the performer, who launched into his first US tour in 1970, explaining that he doesn’t need to maintain travelling.

“You know, I’ve had enough applause. I don’t want to keep travelling. I don’t want to be away from my family,” he mentioned.

While he informed Daly that he is prepared to quit touring after his spectacular profession, John admitted that he will miss the “reaction from the fans,” which he mentioned makes his “soul jump,” when he is not on stage.

As for what the long run holds, the singer mentioned that he is happy about every part, together with his household and the life and profession he’s had. He additionally expressed his gratitude about being sober.

“Every day is a bonus. I’m sober, I’m clean, and I can appreciate life on life’s terms,” he mentioned, including: “I’m probably the luckiest man in the world and I really really appreciate it.”

John’s feedback concerning the significance of spending time with his household come after he revealed in an interview with The Guardian how his upbringing influenced the way in which he raises his personal children.

According to John, who opened up concerning the bodily punishments he confronted by the hands of his mother and father rising up, the method to parenting had a destructive influence on his psychological well being and vanity, with the songwriter recalling: “It wasn’t good for me. It left me walking on eggshells.”

Now, parenting his personal sons, the 74-year-old mentioned he and his husband “never hit them or lose our temper with them”.

“When they’re bad, they lose their pocket money, or their electronic stuff for a week – but they don’t get punished physically or mentally. We talk it through with them. And they’re very happy children,” he mentioned. “I was always afraid of my parents, and I didn’t want my children to ever be afraid of me.

“They’re going to feel embraced and loved every second of the day; they’re not going to be beaten and have those scars for the rest of their lives.”

While talking with the outlet, John additionally revealed that his sons got here into his life “at the right time,” including: “God, I love my children so much. I have a purpose in life.”

John and Furnish, who’ve been collectively since 1993, welcomed their oldest son by way of surrogate in 2010. They turned mother and father to their second son in 2013.

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