Elton John hit the stage on January 19, as he performed in New Orleans for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Shortly after, John postponed the tour once more as the music icon tested positive for COVID-19, per the New York Post. His shows scheduled for January 25 and January 26 in Dallas at the American Airlines Center were both postponed. The good news for fans is that John did not fall terribly ill from the virus. “Fortunately, Elton is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is experiencing only mild symptoms,” the venue’s website wrote in a statement. Unlike the tour’s previous setbacks this appeared to be a short delay as the statement mentioned John would be “returning to the stage shortly.”
The “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” singer also announced his positive COVID-19 diagnosis on his Instagram Stories. “It’s always a massive disappointment to move shows and I’m so sorry to anyone who’s been inconvenienced by this but I want to keep myself and my team safe,” he wrote (via the Post).
Along with his trademark glasses, John still rocks his trademark energy which may lead some fans to believe that he will not actually call it quits when the farewell tour wraps. However, his priorities have changed. “I want to be with my family. I mean, I’ve been touring since I was 17 in the back of a van,” he told CBS News in January. “I want to do something different with the rest of my life,” John added.