The Candle In The Wind singer was due to continue his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour on Tuesday and Wednesday, but these have now been postponed.
In a statement released on Monday, the singer said: ‘Hi everyone, wanted to send a message to let you know that I have contracted Covid and so have had to reschedule my shows in Dallas.
‘If you have tickets, you’ll be contacted with the new dates really soon. It’s always a massive disappointment to move shows and I’m so sorry to anyone who’s been inconvenienced by this but I want to keep myself and my team safe.’
Sir Elton, 74, added that he is fully vaccinated and has also received the booster jab, while his symptoms are mild so he’s expecting to perform upcoming shows in Arkansas this weekend.
He concluded his message: ‘As always, thank you for all your love and support and I can’t wait to see you all soon!’
Sir Elton’s current tour launched in 2018 and will be his last ever as the legendary singer prepares to retire from live touring.
Like many other artists, he was forced to cancel the jaunt in March 2020 when the pandemic first took hold, before finally resuming the shows in New Orleans, Louisiana last week.
In a clip from the concert, the Tiny Dancer hitmaker welcomed the cheering crowd with a heartfelt opening message.
‘We haven’t played a show since March 6, 2020,’ he said. ‘This is a new experience for us, I’ve never had this amount of time off in my life… at least since I was 17 years of age!’
The musician plans on retiring to spend time with his family (Picture: Getty Images)
He then performed a further two nights in Houston, Texas on January 21 and 22. The tour’s North America leg will wrap up in April but he’ll return there in July after a set of shows in Europe.
The tour will conclude in July 2023 with a mammoth leg across Europe, culminating with two nights in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Despite having to take a lenghty hiatus from performing during the pandemic, Sir Elton kept himself busy releasing a new album and even claiming his first number one in 16 years with his Dua Lipa collaboration, Cold Heart. He then earned another chart-topper with Ed Sheeran and their Christmas track Merry Christmas.
Sir Elton previously explained that he wants to retire in order to spend more time with his family, husband David Furnish and their sons Zachary and Elijah.