Elton John has an statement to make: The whinge is returned!

The piano-rock legend, seventy four, hit the stage for the primary time in nearly years in New Orleans on Wednesday night time, two days after celebrating his go back to his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour on Instagram with a concert video montage set to his 1974 hit “The Bitch Is Back.”

Before taking the stage on the Smoothie King Center to carry out some of his maximum loved hits, John shared diverse snapshots from round downtown New Orleans to his Instagram Story, consisting of an picture of a steamboat and one of a streetcar.

The musician’s husband, David Furnish, also posted a photograph of himself watching a casually dressed John on the degree, reputedly from a soundcheck or practice session before the show.
The “Rocket Man” singer’s go back to the level comes after he announced in September that he’d be pushing back the remainder of his 2021 tour dates to 2023 after he “fell awkwardly on a tough floor” on the give up of the summer time.

The fall left his hip in “good sized ache and pain,” and even though he underwent physio and professional remedy, John had limited mobility and needed to undergo surgery.

“I wouldn’t be 100% healthy, I would not be a hundred% confident, due to the fact I’m in pain most of the time with my hip,” he stated in a November interview with Lorraine of postponing the dates. “I can’t circulate sideways, cannot get inside and outside of a vehicle, and the selection needed to be made, because I would not want to move onstage and provide less than one hundred%.”


“Unfortunately [it will] disappoint all of the humans this year, but I’ll make it as much as them,” John delivered on the time. “And I’ll be in a good deal higher form.”
John’s injury came after the 5-time Grammy winner’s farewell tour began in 2018, however was indefinitely postponed in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Tiny Dancer” singer shared his very last tour dates on social media in June, announcing in part, “I’m going to exit in the biggest feasible manner, acting at my very nice, with the most surprising production I’ve ever had, playing in places that have supposed so much to me at some stage in my career.”

John told Today in October of remaining year that upon wrapping the very last legs of his farewell tour, he’s most searching forward to spending time along with his family: Furnish and their sons Elijah, 9, and Zachary, eleven.

“They’re going to be teens quickly. I want to be with them,” John said. “I’ll be 76 [when the tour is over]. I do not know how a lot time I have left on this earth after that. You know, I’ve had sufficient applause. I do not want to hold touring. I do not need to be away from my circle of relatives.”