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Elton John explains why he wasn’t at the Emmys
January 16th, 2024 under Elton John, Emmys. [ Comments: none ]

Elton John became a member of the exclusive EGOT club yesterday at the Emmys. However, he wasn’t there to accept his award.

After the show was over, the singer explained why he wasn’t there. The Rocketman wrote: “We won an Emmy and I am on cloud nine!! Receiving this recognition is a testament to the passion and dedication of everyone involved, and I am so deeply grateful.

“Whilst I am gutted that I couldn’t be there to accept this award in person– I recently underwent a knee operation, a gentle reminder, perhaps, of a lifetime spent jumping off pianos (see pic 2!) – my heartfelt thanks go out to the @televisionacad and all those who took the time to vote. This award reflects the collective effort and creativity of an amazing team…”

Then Sir Elton addressed his new title, “Honoured to have joined the hallowed ranks of EGOT winners, here’s to the joy of music and the magic it brings to our lives!”

Congrats to Elton. With all that he has contributed to entertainment over the decades, he has definitely earned this achievement.


Elton John hospitalized over a fall
August 28th, 2023 under Elton John. [ Comments: none ]

Elton John fell over the weekend in his Mont Boron villa outside of Nice, France, and spent the night in the hospital.

“Elton visited the local hospital as a precautionary measure,” his rep said. “Following checkups, he was immediately discharged this morning and is now back home and in good health.”

This is not his first fall. The same happened to the 76-year-old singer in the summer of 2021. Back then, “he fell awkwardly on a hard surface”, and surgery was required to relieve his considerable pain. And due to the injury, he postponed his final tour for almost two years.

Hopefully, he will be better soon.


What is Elton John’s favorite song to sing?
November 16th, 2022 under Elton John. [ Comments: none ]

Elton John is about to end his touring days, and the AP wanted to know what is his favorite song to sing live. The singer has two. The first one he mentioned is Someone Saved My Life Tonight. But his favorite one is Tiny Dancer.

It wasn’t always that way. He says he didn’t always pay that much attention to it until the movie, Almost Famous gave the 1971 song a resurgence. Now, it is the song he loves to sing the most.

When it comes to which tune he has sung the most. Of course, that is our song, I mean, Your Song!

When it comes to my favorite song that I’ve seen him perform live, because it is all about me, that title goes to The Last Song. What is your favorite single of his that you love to hear him perform in person?


The Elton John and Britney Spears duet is here
August 26th, 2022 under Britney Spears, Elton John. [ Comments: none ]

For the first time since 2016, Britney Spears has recorded a new song. Well, technically, it is an older one because it is a duet with Elton John for his reimagination of his 1971 classic Tiny Dancer.

John says that in 2015, Spears tweeted that she was a big fan of the tune. So, when he decided to rerecord it, he knew she was the perfect choice for Hold Me Closer.

“I was so honored when the incredible Sir Elton John asked me to join him on one of his most iconic songs,” she said. “We are so excited for the fans to hear it! Thank you, Elton, for having me! I am so grateful that I got the opportunity to work with you and your legendary mind.”

So tiny dancers of all sizes of the world sit back and listen to two legends reinterpret a classic.


Elton John’s latest sad song is that he got COVID-19
January 25th, 2022 under Coronavirus, Elton John. [ Comments: none ]

Elton John hasn’t even been back on the road for a week after a nearly two-year hiatus, and he is already postponing some of his upcoming dates.

“Hi everyone, wanted to send a message to let you know that I have contracted COVID and
so have had to reschedule my shows in Dallas. If you have tickets, you’ll be contacted with the new dates really soon. It’s always a massive disappointment to move shows and I’m so sorry to anyone who’s been inconvenienced by this but I want to keep myself and my team safe,” he wrote. “Fortunately, I’m fully vaccinated and boosted and my symptoms are mild so I’m fully expecting to be able to make the Arkansas shows this week.”

At this point, I think he should just give up on his farewell tour that has been plagued by more than just a plague.

Four years and one day ago, John announced that he was going to do a 3-year, 300+-date final tour. He began hitting that road later that year, and he had no issues until February 2020. That was when he was diagnosed with walking pneumonia. He went back on the road for a month and then came COVID-19. He was able to take a break from the road but suffered a hip injury during the holiday. Therefore, he had to get hip replacement surgery at the end of 2021. Now, he is back at it, and he got the coronavirus. It seems like it is a good time for the 74-year-old to call his live performance days behind him.


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