Elton John says he’s ‘in top health’ after being spotted in wheelchair at German airport

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Sir Elton John has said he is in “top health” after he was spotted in a wheelchair outside an airport in Germany.

The singer, 75, explained that he had been provided with the wheelchair after a show as it was “an extremely long walk” to get to the plane at Leipzig Airport last Friday.

Posting a picture of himself performing onstage, he wrote on Instagram: “I want to thank all my fans for reaching out to ask about my health.

“The true story is that I’m in top health, loving my shows and playing and singing at my very best. I give 100% every night and never want to disappoint, especially after everyone has waited so long to get back to seeing shows.

“Your response to every show has been phenomenal and I’m loving every minute of it.

“After another rousing 2.5 hour show, we arrived at Leipzig airport just before curfew, to find part of the airport had closed.

“It was an extremely long walk to get to the plane, so my team kindly laid on a wheelchair so I could rest my hip after doing the show. That’s all folks.”

He went on: “Last night was another blockbuster show in Bern and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at this weekend’s sold-out show in Milan.

“Thanks for all your kind words of support! Love, Elton.”

Sir Elton will headline a curated line up for his BST Hyde Park Show on June 24, alongside artists including Rina Sawayama and Gabriels.

Last month, the pop superstar said he was ready to get back onstage again for the remainder of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour after having a “restful break at home” following an “awkward fall”.

A number of concerts were postponed after Sir Elton said he was in “considerable pain and discomfort” in his hip after falling on a hard surface.

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