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Elton John expected to announce retirement from touring

And you can tell everybody: Elton John is calling it quits after 50 years on the road.

British newspaper The Daily Mirror reports that the music legend will retire from performing live after one final world tour.

John, 70, is set to announce his decision Wednesday at a joint press conference in New York and London, which will also be livestreamed on the musician’s website.

The singer’s representatives would not confirm the report before the press conference.

The “Rocket Man” singer has recently struggled with health issues.

During a South American tour last year, John contracted a rare bacterial infection that landed the musician in the hospital and caused him to cancel several Las Vegas show dates.

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John, 70, is set to announce his decision Wednesday at a joint press conference in New York and London.

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The retirement would allow John to spend more time with his husband David Furnish and their two sons, Elijah and Zachary.

However, Furnish told Music Week last year that “Elton must never stop performing” and that a retirement would be “purgatory” for the singer.

John’s Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace will end after nearly six years in May, according to the singer’s website.

The star is also set to perform a duet with Miley Cyrus at the Grammy Awards on Sunday and will host a “Grammys Salute” concert in his honor the following Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

John has sold over 300 million albums and recorded more than fifty Top 40 hits, making him one of the best-selling artists of all-time.

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