Don’t worry, friends. Even at age 75, Elton John is still going strong. Despite what you may have seen or read in British tabloids lately.
The British singer was recently photographed at an airport after a sold-out show in Bern, Germany – he was in a wheelchair, the tabloids described him as “frail” – which sent the media and the internet into a frenzy.
Sir Elton wants everyone to know he was simply tired after a 2.5 hour show, and the walk through the airport to catch his flight was a long one. So his team loaded him up in a wheelchair to make the traverse less taxing.
He took to Instagram on Thursday, June 2, to assure fans he’s doing fine.
“I want to thank all my fans for reaching out to ask about my health, after the tabloids ran a silly story about my ‘looking frail’ in a wheelchair,” he wrote alongside a series of photos of him performing
“The true story is that I’m in top health, loving my shows and playing and singing at my very best. I give 100% every night and never want to disappoint, especially after everyone has waited so long to get back to seeing shows. Your response to every show has been phenomenal and I’m loving every minute of it.”
As for the wheelchair? Much ado about nothing, he said.
“After another rousing 2.5 hour show, we arrived at Leipzig airport just before curfew, to find part of the airport had closed,” he explained. “It was an extremely long walk to get to the plane, so my team kindly laid on a wheelchair so I could rest my hip after doing the show. That’s all folks. Last night was another blockbuster show in Bern and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at this weekend’s sold-out show in Milan.”
Elton concluded his message with, “Thanks for all your kind words of support! Love, Elton xx🚀❤️.
The Milan show is set for Saturday, June 4. The #EltonFarewellTour comes to the States beginning July 15 in Philadelphia.