The first concert took place in Allentown, Pennsylvaniaon 8 September John cited spending time with his children as the reason for his retirement: "Ten years ago if you asked me if I would stop touring I would have said no. But we had children and that changed our lives. I have had an amazing life and career but my life has changed. My priorities are now my children and my husband and my family.
A biopic about John's life from his childhood to the s, Rocketmanwas produced by Paramount Pictures and released in May Macron called John a "melodic genius" and one of the first gay artists to give a voice to the LGBT community. On 16 Februaryhis first show at Mount Smart Stadium in AucklandNew Zealand was cut short as he lost his voice because he was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier that day.
Zippo on 12 June And it's exciting because it's never changed from the first day we wrote songs. I still write the song when he's not there and then I go and play it to him. So the excitement is still the same as it was from day one and that's kept it fresh and it's kept it exciting.
In the late s, John was engaged to be married to his first lover, secretary Linda Woodrow, who is mentioned in the song " Someone Saved My Life Tonight ". John ended the relationship two weeks before their intended wedding, after being advised by Taupin and Long John Baldry. InJohn helped pay for Woodrow's medical fees when she requested, despite having lost contact with her 50 years previously. Inright after his first US shows in Los Angeles, he lost his virginity to and started his first gay relationship with John Reidthe Tamla Motown label manager for the UK, who later became John's manager.
The relationship ended five years later, although Reid remained his manager until I was living a lie. John had come out as bisexual in a interview with Rolling Stone  and in he told Rolling Stone in another interview that he was "quite comfortable about being gay".
InJohn began a relationship with David Furnisha former advertising executive and now filmmaker originally from Toronto. On 21 December the day the Civil Partnership Act came into forceJohn and Furnish were among the first couples to form a civil partnership in the United Kingdomwhich was held at the Windsor Guildhall. They have two sons. Insome Christian groups in the US criticised John after he described Jesus as a "compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems".
Bill Donohuepresident of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and opponent of gay marriage, responded: "To call Jesus a homosexual is to label him a sexual deviant. But what else would we expect from a man who previously said, 'From my point of view, I would ban religion completely. Neal Horsleya Christian Reconstructionist from Bremen, GeorgiaUnited States, was arrested for making terrorist threats, after posting a YouTube video stating: "We're here today to remind Elton John that he has to die".
InJohn said he preferred civil partnerships to marriage for gay people,  but by he had changed his position and become a staunch supporter of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom. John said. It doesn't come close to describing the love that I have for David, and he for me. In contrast, 'husband' does". Inhe claimed Jesus would have been in favour of same-sex marriage.
InJohn resisted calls to boycott Russia in protest at the Russian gay propaganda lawbut told fans at a Moscow concert that the laws were "inhumane and isolating", and he was "deeply saddened and shocked over the current legislation". His property in Nice is on Mont Boron. John is an art collector and is believed to have one of the largest private photography collections in the world.
Bythe pressures of stardom had begun to take a serious toll on John. During "Elton Week" in Los Angeles that year, he had a cocaine overdose. John replied, "Yes, I did. We were both bulimic.
King was a player-coach for the team at the time. John, who maintains a part-time residence in Atlanta, Georgia, became a fan of the Atlanta Braves baseball team when he moved there in First endorsing Diet Coke inauthors Roger Blackwell and Tina Stephan wrote "the relationship of Elton John and Diet Coke is one of the classic success stories in the role of sponsorship in brand building.
An admirer of Monty Python John would present the comedy troupe the Empire Inspiration Award inin he was among a group of musicians who helped finance their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
On 22 AprilJohn was discharged from hospital after two nights of intensive care for contracting "a harmful and unusual" bacterial infection during his return flight home from a South American tour in SantiagoChileand was forced to cancel all his shows scheduled for April and May The song evokes my memory of childhood.
Elton John became the chairman and director of Watford F. John appointed Graham Taylor as manager and invested large sums of money as the club rose three divisions into the English First Division. John sold the club to Jack Petchey inbut remained president. He stepped down in when the club needed a full-time chairman, but continued as president.
In andJohn held a concert at Watford's home stadium, Vicarage Roadand donated proceeds to the club. John's paternal cousin Roy Dwight was a professional footballer, who scored for Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup Final before breaking his leg later in the same match. John announced his intention to vote Remain during the UK's EU referendum on Instagram, sharing an image with the words "build bridges not walls", along with the caption "I'm voting to remain.
Civilians are being targeted and there are needless deaths on Album) sides. John has said that he took risks with unprotected sex during the s and considers himself lucky to have avoided contracting HIV.
In AprilJohn performed his ballad " Skyline Pigeon " at the funeral of Ryan Whitea teenage haemophiliac he had befriended. John became more closely associated with AIDS charities following the deaths of his friends Ryan White in and Freddie Mercury inraising large amounts of money and using his public profile to raise awareness of the disease. This continues to be one of his passions.
An auction followed, emceed by Stephen Fry. John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in He and Taupin had already been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in Inhe was named the MusiCares Person of the Year for his artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy. He has also received five Brit Awardsincluding the award for Best British Male, and awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music in and InJohn received the first Brits Icon award in recognition of his "lasting impact" on UK culture, which was presented to him by his close friend Rod Stewart.
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