Elton John fans were worried as he appeared to limp upon arrival as he entered the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival this Sunday (25). The 76-year-old singer performed his last UK performance on this date.
Minutes after starting his set, fans expressed their concern about the artist’s health on social media: “Elton looked like he was struggling to walk, didn’t he?! Great intro song”, “He can barely walk”, “Elton John and the band are fantastic. Elton may struggle a bit to walk but he got everyone jumping at Glastonbury.”
Last year, days before his virtual performance for Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee, concerns were raised after Elton was seen arriving at Leipzig airport in a wheelchair.
In an effort to quell speculation, she said on Instagram, “I want to thank all my fans for asking about my health after the tabloids ran a silly story about my ‘fragile appearance’ in a wheelchair. The real thing is the story is that I am in great health, love my shows and performing and singing my best.”
He claimed that there was a simple reason he had to use a wheelchair and that his health had deteriorated. “After another two-and-a-half-hour spirited show, we arrived at Leipzig airport just before curfew, only to find that part of the airport was closed. It was a long way to reach the plane, so my team Please put a chair on wheels so I can rest my hip after the show, that’s all guys”.
In 2021, he announced that he would postpone part of his farewell tour due to a fall requiring surgery; Exactly a year earlier, he had been forced to cut short his performance in New Zealand after being diagnosed with pneumonia.
The Glastonbury performance marked their final performance in the UK. Farewell Tour presentation, his farewell on stage, to see famous names like Pilot in the audience Lewis Hamiltonthe actors Aaron Taylor Johnson it is Anya Taylor-Joyand producer and director David FurnishElton’s husband.