You have the money, Sir Elton, but you can’t buy the time

Sir Elton John at Gotham Hall in New York, where he has announced his retirement on Wednesday evenin

Sir Elton John at Gotham Hall in New York, where he has announced his retirement on Wednesday evening, ahead of a celebratory concert next week at Madison Square Garden. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 24, 2018. The 70-year-old hitmaker, who has been touring for almost 50 years, is to embark on a three-year farewell world tour as he bows out of live performing to spend more time with his children. See PA story SHOWBIZ John. Photo credit should read: Greg Allen/PA Wire - Credit: PA

If Sir Elton John wants to spend more time with his children, then there's a simple way to do it, says Sharon Griffiths.

Sir Elton John, who is 70 and probably has more money than even he knows what to do with, announced this week that he wants to spend more time with his children, Zachary, seven, and five-year-old Elijah.

Then, at the same time, he reveals plans for a three-year world tour that involves 300 concerts in five continents, by which time he'll be 73 and probably shattered.

I wish him a long and happy life but if he's really serious about spending time with his children, maybe sooner rather than later would be a good place to start.


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