Sir Elton John spends night in hospital after suffering fall at French villa

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Pop icon Sir Elton John has reportedly spent the night in hospital after suffering a fall at his villa in Nice, France.

The multi Grammy Award-winning 76-year-old musical legend was taken to the Princess Grace hospital centre in Monaco where he was treated for minor injuries.

A spokesperson confirmed to BBC News that he was admitted “following a slip yesterday at his home in the south of France”.

“Elton visited the local hospital as a precautionary measure,” he continued. “Following check-ups, he was immediately discharged this morning and is now back at home and in good health.”

The star is staying at his summer home in France with his family following the completion of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in July.

Elton underwent hip surgery after a similar fall in 2021, causing him to reschedule a few of the shows on the global tour that consisted of a whopping 330 dates worldwide.

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He was back on his feet shortly after the surgery to accept his appointment as a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour by King Charles.

During the ceremony at Windsor Castle, where he managed to walk with the help of a crutch, Elton said: “I may not look as if I’m 100 per cent fit – I’m not quite – But I’m still raring to go and I’ve got a lot more work to do as far as my life goes.”

The star made an emotional final goodbye to touring in the UK during Glastonbury 2023 in June, where he played through some of his biggest hits, including “Bennie and the Jets” and “Crocodile Rock”.

Elton described the event as “very special and emotional” while announcing that it “might be” his last-ever show in Britain.

During the performance, he dedicated his song “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” to George Michael, who would have been 60 on the day of the event. The pair had recorded the track together and performed it live in 1993.

“I want to dedicate this song to his memory,” he said. “All of the music he left us with, which is so gorgeous. This is for you, George.”

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