Sir Elton John is looking forward to spending time with his family after his farewell tour.
The 74-year-old singer is about to hit the road one last time for his Yellow Brick Road tour, and will then focus his attention on spending quality time with his family.
Elton – who has Elijah, eight, and Zachary, 10, with husband David Furnish – said: “They are going to be teenagers soon. I need to be with them.”
Elton will be 76 at the end of the farewell tour and he is determined to spend more time at home.
He told the “Today” show, “I don’t know how much time I have left on this earth after this. You know, I got enough applause. I don’t want to keep traveling. I don’t. don’t want to be far from my family. “
Meanwhile, Elton recently joked that he was “playing Ernie Wise” to Stevie Wonder’s Eric Morecambe in their new collaboration.
The music icon teamed up with Stevie, 71, for the track “Finish Line,” and Elton admits the song reminded him of the double-handed TV comedy Morecambe and Wise.
He explained: “I kind of played Ernie Wise to his Eric Morecambe.
“My voice is quite straight, but there he sings like [he does on] ‘Superstition’. I haven’t heard him sing like that for a long, long time, and it was magical to hear him stretch. “
Elton has worked with a multitude of young artists in recent months, including The Weeknd and Dua Lipa. However, in comparison, he has an “old school” approach to songwriting.
He said: “I went to the studio and wrote something with The Weeknd when I was [in Los Angeles].
“Whether he’ll release it or not, I don’t know, but it was fascinating to see the way he worked. I write songs from start to finish, I’m old fashioned; these people take pieces of melodies and make a collage. Songwriting doesn’t have to be the same old form of songwriting. “