Elton John hints at retirement
London: Legendary British singer Elton John has hinted that he may soon step down from touring as he doesn’t want to miss out on his children growing up.
John shared his views when he appeared on “The Graham Norton Show” on Thursday, reports dailymail.co.uk.
Revealing that he aims to put his close knit family first, the 69-year-old married musician said that he would not globe trot forever because he wanted to see his two young sons grow up.
John is due to go on tour with close friend Rod Thomas, the musician who goes by the stage name Bright Light Bright Light.
Asked if the forthcoming tour is a ‘farewell tour’, John said: “Not necessarily. I like playing and I’m a working musician and I love to do it. If you’re feeling fresh and energetic do it while you can. I’m not going to do it forever because I want to see my boys grow up.”
He has sons Zachary and Elijah with husband David Furnish, to whom he proposed 11 years ago.
They celebrated a civil partnership on 21 December 2005 and, following the legalisation of gay marriage, the couple wed at their home at Old Windsor in December 2014.