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Nov172017

Elton John is "never going to stop," but will "take a breather," says manager

Denise Truscello/WireImageAt age 70, Elton John doesn't seem to be slowing down, and he still regularly tours the world.  According to his manager, not only will Elton not retire, he simply cannot.

The pop-rock legend's manager, of course, is also his husband, David Furnish.  He tells Music Week, "Without question, Elton must never stop performing. We all have things that kind of keep us alive in life. Some people relish the idea of a retirement where they do nothing [but] for Elton that would be purgatory."

Furnish also notes, "Playing to live audiences is going to be something he always needs to do." 

As for songwriting, he says Elton is "never going to stop," adding, "I think the passion [that] keeps him alive is that he needs to continue to create and write, he needs to collaborate."

However, Furnish admits that because their two sons are nearly seven and five, Elton and he need to be there for them, and that may affect just how much his husband will tour.  For example, May of next year will see the end of Elton's Las Vegas show, The Million Dollar Piano.  But according to Furnish, there are still plenty of projects in the works.

"We're going to be shooting a live action musical fantasy version of Elton's life story called Rocket Man that's going to go into production next year," Furnish explains. "I think he feels he needs to take a breather, he needs to step back and take a pause. He's also working on his memoirs and then we have a few surprises up our sleeve."

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