Elton John might retire, says he wants to spend time with family

  • IANS, London
  • Updated: May 21, 2016 13:52 IST
Singer Elton John says he doesn’t want to miss out on his children growing up. (REUTERS)

Celebrated British singer Elton John has hinted that he may call it quits and step down from touring. Speaking on The Graham Norton Show on Thursday, the singer said he didn’t want to miss out on his children growing up, reports dailymail.co.uk.

Revealing that he aims to put his close knit family first, the 69-year-old married musician said that he would not globe trot forever because he wanted to see his two young sons grow up. John is due to go on tour with close friend Rod Thomas, the musician who goes by the stage name Bright Light Bright Light.

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Asked if the forthcoming tour is a ‘farewell tour’, John said: “Not necessarily. I like playing and I’m a working musician and I love to do it. If you’re feeling fresh and energetic do it while you can. I’m not going to do it forever because I want to see my boys grow up.”

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He has sons Zachary and Elijah with husband David Furnish, to whom he proposed 11 years ago. They celebrated a civil partnership on December 21, 2005 and, following the legalisation of gay marriage, the couple wed at their home at Old Windsor in December 2014.

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