Elton John plans 'to retire from touring'


The 70-year-old singer-songwriter - who has suffered from poor health in recent years - is poised to walk away from touring the globe after 50 years and one final world tour, reports femalefirst.co.uk

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The 'Rocket Man' hitmaker spent two nights in intensive care and 12 days in the hospital last year, after he contracted a "harmful and unusual" bacterial infection during his tour of South America.

Elton John was returning home to Britain following a performance in Santiago, Chile .when he became violently ill.

Meanwhile, in 2013, he was forced to cancel a planned appearance at London's Hyde Park because he needed to undergo emergency appendicitis surgery.