Elton John: There are very few bits of me left

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Sir Elton John opens up to Graham Norton in a new documentary (Credit: BBC)
Sir Elton John opens up to Graham Norton in a new documentary (Credit: BBC)

Sir Elton John has compared himself to The Bionic Woman admitting there are “few bits of me left” after battling prostate cancer.

The 72-year-old singer contracted a dangerous bacterial infection in 2017 while undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

Sir Elton tells Graham Norton in upcoming documentary Elton John: Uncensored: “'I literally had to learn to walk again. I was extremely sick. Luckily I survived it. Now I am fine. But there are very few bits of me left!

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 06: Elton John performs during the "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" Tour at Spectrum Center  on November 06, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Hahne/Getty Images)
Elton John is currently on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour (Credit: Getty Images)

“There is no hair, a pacemaker, there is no tonsils, there is no prostate, there is no appendix. I have had kidney stones. I am like the Bionic Woman. I am like Lyndsay Wagner or Steve Austin. Whichever one you want to call it.”

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The Bionic Woman was a 1970s TV show starring Lyndsay Wagner about a US tennis player who after beiing injured in a skydiving accident is fitted with bionic implants which give her superhuman powers, similar to another show The Six Million Dollar Man about cyborg superhero Steve Austin.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22:  David Furnish (L) and Elton John with sons Elijah and Zachary attending the 'Sherlock Gnomes' London Family Gala hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish at Cineworld Leicester Square on April 22, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
David Furnish and Elton John with sons Elijah and Zachary (Credit: Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Sir Elton is father to sons Elijah, six, and Zachary, eight, with usband David Furnish.

He revealed how after undergoing the operation the pain was so unbearable he thought: “Don’t let me die, I want to see my children grow up.”

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The Rocket Man singer also revealed that after doing several Las Vegas residencies, he would like to do one in London.

He said: “I’d like to do a residency like Kate Bush at Hammersmith Odeon. When I do, I will not be doing all the hits and I will tell people beforehand. I’d like to give my other repertoire a go and still do some of the well-known songs - the ones I’m not so fed up with.”

Elton John: Uncensored will air on BBC One on Thursday November 28.