Elton John has insisted that he’s fine after pictures surfaced of him in a wheelchair during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour earlier this week.
The 75-year-old music legend assured fans via Instagram that he was in “top health,” explaining how his team offered to push him in a wheelchair following their arrival at Leipzig Airport, Germany, and another long show ahead.
“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,” his post began.
“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.”
John went on to explain that upon their arrival at the airport, part of it was closed, meaning that “it was an extremely long walk” for the singer “to get to the plane.”
“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. Thanks for all your kind words of support!” he concluded his post.
Photos of the Rocketman hitmaker surfaced on Thursday of John being pushed by one of his team members at the airport. Several outlets reported that the performer “looked frail” and “fragile” as he stepped out with his crew.
In November 2021, John discussed his recent hip injury publicly. He explained that he was forced to postpone some dates on his tour but has since had surgery.
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