Elton John Speaks Out After Breaking Down And Being Escorted Off Stage

In 2017, He Was Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

Unfortunately, this wasn’t the first time Elton John has had to withdraw from a tour. In his memoir, Me, John reveals that he was battling major health issues back in 2017. That year, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Instead of going through chemotherapy, the singer opted for surgery. In his memoir, he wrote, “I didn’t like the idea of cancer hanging over me – us – for years to come. I just wanted rid of it.”