Sir Elton John has stunned music fans across the world by announcing he will finally step out of the spotlight after nearly 50 years on stage.
The 70-year-old said his “priorities have changed”, adding his and husband David Furnish’s two sons, Elijah and Zachary, have changed their lives.
John said the farewell tour is a chance “to say thank you to all my fans around he world and then to say goodbye.”
But he insisted: “It doesn’t mean I’m not going to be creative any more. I have had a good run … I want to go out with a bang.”