Goodbye, yellow brick road! During a press conference in New York on Wednesday, Elton John announced his retirement from touring--after his upcoming three-year, 300-show trek around the world concludes. The 70-year-old rock legend, who teased the announcement on Twitter, told reporters, "I always thought I was going to be like Ray Charles, B.B. King--on the road forever. My priorities have changed. [My husband and I] had children and it changed our lives. That doesn't mean to say I'm not going to be creative. but I'm not going to travel." John then denied reports that he was retiring due to ill health, adding, "Last year, I picked up an infection and I was very ill and it knocked me sideways. But I still did 96 shows.” John is due to perform with Miley Cyrus at the Grammys on Sunday before hosting a special post-Grammys concert in his honor on Tuesday.
A wrinkle in time. Past meets present.— Elton John (@eltonofficial) January 24, 2018
A taste of things to come at the #EltonEvent today. Watch the special announcement live at 9.30 PT / 12.30 ET / 17.30 GMT on https://t.co/fEQsOiiRjO. pic.twitter.com/WLbNkT1EoJ
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