Elton John has delayed his European “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour until 2023 because of hip pain.

The singer, who is 74 years old, said the British artist said that he had been advised to undergo surgery as quickly as he could.

“At the close of my summer vacation, I was unable to walk on a rough floor and have suffered significant discomfort and pain in my hip since,” John said in an Instagram post.

“Despite intense physiotherapy and expert treatment the pain continues to increase and is causing increasing difficulty moving.”

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John who has ruled over pop music by introducing the piano in rockers and ballads for over five decades, has announced that the dates for his 2021 European tour will be changed for 2023. The tour will be back to the roads in January 2022 , in New Orleans.