David Furnish Talks Elton John’s Retirement And The Royal Wedding

While Elton John recently announced he is embarking on one last tour, David Furnish is making it clear this isn’t the end for his husband.

The choice to end John’s long and successful touring career wasn’t an easy one, but Furnish told ET Canada it was a decision they made together. “Elton’s decision to stop touring was a family decision. We sat down about four years ago.”

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“Doing a tour like that takes a lot of preparation,” Furnish continued. “He said he wants to go out on a high and say goodbye to his fans in a touring capacity for the last time.”

But fans shouldn’t fear, John will still create new music. “He’s still going to write music, he’s still going to put out albums, he’s going to be writing some musicals and he’ll still do one-off performances. He should never stop performing, that’s just who he is. It keeps him alive, I think.

“It was a bittersweet decision to give up something you love but there is that greater love waiting for him at home. And on a selfish note, I couldn’t be happier.”

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But what’s next for the couple? Perhaps the royal wedding?

Furnish says the pair haven’t received an official invitation from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just yet, but they have cleared their schedules just in case.

According to Furnish, John hasn’t been asked to perform for the prince and his bride-to-be, but John will definitely say yes if the proposal comes up. The singer was good friends with Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana and rewrote “Candle In The Wind” in her honour following her tragic death in 1997.

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