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Elton Addresses Brexit Situation on Wednesday Before Having to Scrap Thursday's Engagement

Written by Chief Editor.

Elton was forced to cancel Thursday’s concert in Verona under doctor’s orders, after his vocal cords were inflamed due to a cold, but his management expect him to be well enough to perform in Wiesbaden, Germany, on Saturday.

The night before, he played Verona where he spoke about the UK's handling of Brexit.

The headliner said: “I’m ashamed of my country for what it has done. It’s torn people apart … I am sick to death of politicians, especially British politicians. I am sick to death of Brexit. I am a European. I am not a stupid, colonial, imperialist English idiot.''

Elton has previously expressed his dismay over Brexit. He remarked last year: “I don’t think people in Britain were told the truth to start with … They were promised something that was completely ridiculous and wasn’t economically viable.”

He felt the Brexit process was confusing, like “walking through Hampton Court maze blindfolded, being turned around 16 times and trying to find your way out.”