Queer pop superstar Sir Elton John experienced a slight setback recently, having to spend a night in a hospital due to a minor fall at his residence in Nice, France.

The world-renowned singer, aged 76, known for his many Grammy Awards, was swiftly transported to the Princess Grace Hospital Centre in Monaco. There, he received treatment for non-serious injuries resulting from the accident.

In a statement to BBC News, a representative of Sir Elton clarified the circumstances: “Sir Elton took a tumble at his southern French home. As a purely precautionary move, he sought medical attention. Thankfully, after undergoing some routine examinations, he was released earlier today and has since returned home, feeling well.”


Currently, the iconic musician is enjoying a peaceful summer with his loved ones in France, having just wrapped up his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in the previous month.

This isn’t Sir Elton’s first such incident. In 2021, a similar mishap led to hip surgery, which had a domino effect on his extensive global tour, which had an impressive 330 shows. The tour’s schedule had to be tweaked to accommodate his recovery.

Yet, showing his indomitable spirit, Sir Elton graced an honorary ceremony shortly after his recovery, where he was conferred as a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour by King Charles. Even with the aid of a crutch at Windsor Castle, the ever-passionate artist remarked, “Though I might seem a tad less energetic, I am still fueled with zeal and have many more miles to go in my journey.”

Highlighting his unwavering passion for music, Sir Elton gave a poignant farewell to his UK fans in a grand performance at Glastonbury 2023 earlier in June. Chart-toppers like “Bennie and the Jets” and “Crocodile Rock” were among the classics he performed. He commented on the concert’s emotional significance, hinting it could be his final UK performance.

During the concert, in a touching tribute, he dedicated his hit “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” to the late George Michael, marking what would have been his 60th birthday. The two music giants had once collaborated on this track and performed it live in the ’90s. Sir Elton expressed his admiration, “I’d like to honour George’s beautiful legacy with this song. Here’s to you, George.”