Elton John Cancels Concert Due to Covid-19


Desirae Santana, Staff Writer

 Elton John is a 74 British, world-famous singer, song-writer and pianist. His music has sold over 300 million records. His music is based on pop and rock blended together, making him a big icon. Elton John is also known for his performances on Broadway. He became a huge international star when he released his first hit album in 1970. On January 25 he posted bad news to his fans that he will not be able to perform for his show in Dallas due to him testing positive with Covid-19. 

John has stated on his Instagram,  “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 has stated that he is fully vaccinated and was given the booster and has only mild symptoms, but postponed the concert until he is fully healed. 

Elton John gave this news just hours before his performance was said to take place. The concert is called the Rocketman’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. 

The Farewell tour was originally postponed in March due to the pandemic and in October Elton told “Today” he was looking forward to spending time with his family, his husband David Furnish and his two kids after his shows.

After his performance Elton has decided to retire from the stage and continue his life with his family. “They’re going to be teenagers soon. I need to be with them,” stated John, “…I don’t know how much time I have left on this earth after that… I don’t want to keep traveling. I don’t want to be away from my family.”