British pop legend Elton John has officially retired from touring after nearly 50 years. The 70-year-old singer will perform one last world tour, starting in December 2018.
John, one of the best-selling recording artists in the world, told reporters in New York that his priorities have changed after becoming a parent to two children with husband David Furnish.
He revealed, 'I love them so much. I don't want to miss them and I don't want them to miss me.'
'I've had a good run,' he added.
Elton and his partner David Furnish share two children - Zachary, 6, and Elijah, 4
The veteran crooner claims his 2018 tour will run for three years and take him all over the world.
'It will be a wonderful way to thank people,' he said. 'It's a way of going out with a bang.'
John is due to perform at the Grammy Awards in New York on Sunday, January 28 and on January 30 musicians including Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Chris Martin and Sam Smith will pay tribute to his music and career at a previously announced special concert in New York City.