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Elton John: Touring is killing me

13 September 2013, 08:34

Los Angeles - Sir Elton John believes touring is slowly killing him.

The 66-year-old singer is keen to cut down on the amount of concerts he does because he's "fed up" of never having any time to spend with his husband David Furnish and their two children, Zachary, two, and seven-month-old son Elijah because he's always on the road.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: "The time has come in my life when I will definitely cut back on shows so I have more time with my family.

"That's a conscious decision. I know I'm addicted to playing. I'm addicted to working. I'm addicted to touring. I'm addicted to everything."

'Have to push the envelope'

He added: "I can't have one bunch of flowers. I can't do one show. That's part of my nature. But I sat down with David and said, 'You know, I'm fed up with it. The travelling is killing me. I can't do it any more. I've never taken enough time to smell the roses'."

The Rocket Man hitmaker - who was forced to cancel a number of his summer tour dates after being struck down with crippling appendicitis two months ago - admits his time away from touring will allow him to focus on other tasks and try something different.

He explained: "I want to take my boy to school and I want to spend more time with David. I also want to spend more time on projects that maybe I should have done years ago but never found the time for. This might be a piano album or something just different. If you're going to be Elton John, you have to push the envelope."

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