Saturday, April 13, 2024

Elton John Hurts Hip, Cancels Rest of 2021 Tour Dates to Get Surgery, Intense Physical Therapy


Speedy recovery to Elton John! He says on social media this morning that he recently fell, and now needs hip surgery and intense rehab.

Elton has always been the hippest rock star ever, so this is no surprise! Staying hip is a hard thing to do!

Sir Elton has been trying to finish his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” tour for some time but the pandemic interfered and now this! I hope in posting this he’s already had the hip surgery. It can be quite painful to wait.

Ironically, Elton has a hit single right now with Dua Lipa on his “Cold Heart,” and a new album of collaborations.

In his note Elton says he’s still going to do the Global Citizen show next weekend. Note to our friend: don’t do it. It’s a phony charity. Stay home and rest!

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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