Elton John thanks his fans for ’52 years of pure joy’ as he closes his touring career

You bought the singles, albums, CDs, and cassettes, but more importantly, you purchased concert tickets, and you know how much I like performing live.”

After the show, the five-time Grammy winner praised his followers for their unwavering support over the past five decades. “My fans have been there for me every step of the way.”

I’m They’ve stuck by me, supported me, been patient, and attended every single event,” he said in a post-show statement, according to Consequence. “It has been a lovely night.

I’m still absorbing everything, and I don’t think it’ll be long until I’m done touring. I can’t tell you how much I’ll miss the fans or how humbled I’ve been by their affection; it will live on in my heart forever.

During the ceremony, the “Tiny Dancer” singer received a special greeting from Coldplay’s Chris Martin, who was also performing in Sweden. “Elton, we just wanna say, from all of us here, from all the bands and artists that you’ve loved, inspired, and helped, we just love you so much,” Martin, 46, partially stated. “We adore you immensely.

Happy retirement, guy. We’ll miss you dreadfully.” John, who has been travelling since 1970, took to Instagram early Saturday to share a touching message before of the much anticipated event.

“What a journey this tour has been, and now we find ourselves at the end of it,” he wrote in the letter. “Tonight is the final night.”

While John is no longer travelling, he and his management have previously stated that fans should expect to see him perform in some capacity in the coming years.

“It’s essential to distinguish between Elton retiring from touring and Elton not performing his very last public performance for the very last time,” David Furnish, John’s husband and manager, told Billboard in November.

“I understand he will not be touring in any way. What you’ll see is the possibility of a great one-time event or a brief stay in one location for a limited period.