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Elton John has ‘wonderful’ life
British music star Sir Elton John has admitted his life is “wonderful” right now. He insists his decision to step back from touring has nothing to do with his health.
The 70-year-old has announced his retirement from live performances and has insisted that the decision was not made for negative reasons such as “dwindling record sales” but rather because he has been enjoying his life as a father to his two sons, femalefirst.co.uk reports.
“I’m not going to be going anywhere other than England for a long, long time,” he told The Sun newspaper.
“It’s not based on health, it’s not based on dwindling record sales. I’ve had the most fantastic, lucky career. I’ve enjoyed every single minute of playing live.
“There have been dark times, they have been self-induced. And my life is so wonderful now. Ten years ago I wouldn’t be sitting here saying this. But now with the boys, it’s time,” he added.
The star did suffer a scare in May last year when he spent time in intensive care after contracting a potentially life-threatening infection on his way back to the UK from Chile.