Elton John - Elton John: Appendicitis was a wake-up call

Sir Elton John believes his appendicitis scare was a ''sign'' for him to slow down.

The 66-year-old musician was struck down with the condition in July and had to cancel his summer tour dates to have an emergency operation.

Elton - who plays up to 100 concerts a year and raises two young sons, Zachary, two, and seven-month-old Elijah, with his husband David Furnish - believes it was his body's way of telling him he needs to start taking better care of himself and make time to relax.

The 'Rocket Man' singer said: ''I knew I was sick but I didn't know I had such a dangerous thing inside of me until I had a scan, which was after nine shows, 24 flights and a summer ball. I could have easily died ... Your sense of your own mortality kicks in. This is a wake-up call. I'm 66 not 36 anymore. I want to write another musical for Broadway and I want to spend more time with my children. I don't have to tour. I don't need the money. I just love playing. When I had the operation, I said, 'This has got to stop, this is crazy, why am I doing this?' I'm a great believer in signs coming to you in life to tell you something. This appendix thing, I'm treating is as a sign in great big letters saying, 'For f**k's sake, get a grip!' ''

Elton - who received the Brit Icon Award on Monday night (02.09.13) - plans to significantly reduce his workload when his oldest son Zachary goes to school because he wants to be around to care for him.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph newspaper, he said: ''The great thing about small children is they're portable, so we take them everywhere, but when it comes to 2015, Zachary's going to school, and I want to be there to drop him off and pick him up. I don't want to just be the father who reads them a bedtime story. I want to be one of the dads in the playground, there for parents' evenings, sports day. I am so looking forward to it.''


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keep saying 100 all the time and you'll get there, healthily, and love living life, as for me, I can't take it anymore, I moved, friends put me up for 3 nights, she's goinggone to her boyfriends and daughter, so thats's good, i know what its like to be Oksana and Ann baba, and my father. but this is unheardof, that a haethian are in my father's home. he was running away from the mail box today, illegally stealing my space of my bedroom while visting my father' home. How should I handle this type of illegal corruption in the tresspassing of the bogus mongaloids intruders? the someone's wants it all, hatred towards a sister is unheardof, Am I that jealoused of? but still I had have own my own place inZhoda, own home. I won't allow them to take that from me my home in Zhoda. i'll make it somehow. I went to antoher appointment, this discrimination of blasphemy/blackmail a mom, a farmer, a nice lady, is very weird of those bad people. they're in the wrong jobs. its raining, again, you know hold on there, how much I hate not driving my vehicle in the rain? I have this great skill of typing, being a pig farmer, father's rose gardens' and the rain, damed it I know its illegal.! being this comment about getting old too old for this, mty friend Mel, she's yelling saying all day she's too old, my g=God elton I even have to tell her granddaughter to take a bathe! I think its just part of growing up, course! she has a granddaughter to raise, it just hit me, being that age also, nearing up, UPPER is coming up on Lawrence Avenue, and also Kensington is going to be built on Bertram on old Baur's place across our daddy's home near to our 's very nice neighbour friends. to us. so the time is being taken, by who? aren't yu happy having children, if you feed them get this?!! raviloii, and spegettie, they'll be beautiful talking, healthy! I forget to say she's too fat, ! but I try to get my own problem of being targeted by those criminals and beggars as dad 's farewell to them was, a village he says Elton john as before his sleep. I raised my own children. I' can reach out of my home base, materials I already made to live in from work, how come God doesn't do me a favor? well I thought men like to be by wife and have children tucked in their beds and well trained. I trained my kids. To acknowledge mother. my address in Zhoda can't change, Its my home, hoe, but this job I was after is raining a lot, be taking care of your self elton john, cuz you know that exercise and diet and walking, and cycling as safely to last a long life is really important, I try not to let things bother me. Its weird how the immigrantions are illegally in the country, certainly there is good too, but to bother me with lies calling me names, i'm the nicest Fiona loving kindness's of mother, mama any child would love to know me. I talk to people at work jose, and louises friend, but I don't know why their corruptioin of thieveing and breaking and entering into dad's house is coming to me? Mr. Humphrey Bogurt, I hope you take care of yourself. stay safe. love Elson. no no news about Sonja. hope for the best.

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