Elton John to Undergo Surgery for Hip Injury, Postpones 2021 Tour

Elton John to Undergo Surgery for Hip Injury, Postpones 2021 Tour

9/16/2021 7:50:00 PM

Elton John to Undergo Surgery for Hip Injury, Postpones 2021 Tour

Elton John announced that he'll be postponing his 2021 European tour dates to undergo surgery for a hip injury. Read his full statement.

Getty Images/Getty Images for Global CitizenIn this screengrab, Sir Elton John performs during"One World: Together At Home" presented by Global Citizen on April, 18, 2020.Elton John's going to have to wait a bit longer continue on his Farewell to Yellow Brick Road tour. The legendary performer announced on Thursday (Sept. 16) that due to a hip injury over the summer, the dates for his European run will be postponed until 2023.

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"It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I am forced to reschedule," John said in a statement shared on social media."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."

The 74-year-old singer-songwriter added that despite"intensive" treatment, the pain has only gotten worse, and is making it harder and harder for him to move around."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," he explained."I will be undertaking a program of intensive physiotherapy that will ensure a full recover and a return to full mobility without pain." headtopics.com

Artist MentionedElton John Teams Up With Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa & More for New Collaborations AlbumThough he's putting off the tour, he will not cancel on his previously announced charity performance for Global Citizen, which is set to take place Sept. 25."I don't want to let a charity down," explained John, noting that it's very different performing five songs versus nearly three hours every night."After this I will be having the operation to ensure the tour can get back on the road in January of 2022 in New Orleans."

"It breaks my heart to keep you waiting any longer," he concluded his statement."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." Read more: billboard »

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