"I'm looking forward to saying goodbye – and it's not a publicity stunt because I really am saying goodbye. I've had enough."
That's what Elton told yesterday's Good Morning Britain.
He went on to explain that he is stepping down from touring because he wants to spend more family time with his husband David Furnish and their two sons, Zachary and Elijah.
"They're so funny – they're great kids, they keep us amused, that's why I'm coming off the road after this world tour," he added. "I need to be there for them and I need to spend that time with them.
"I miss them so much when I'm not with them."
At the same time, Elton stresses that he's looking forward to trying new things and plans to always be creative.