The “Yellow Brick Road” has just gotten a little longer.

Sir Elton John has had to postpone dates on his Farewell “Yellow Brick Road” tour.

The 74 year old rocker has announced that the European portion of the tour is being put off until 2023 after a fall last summer is requiring him to have hip surgery.

Sir Elton issued a statement on the upcoming events saying, “despite intensive physio and specialist treatment, the pain has continued to get worse and is leading to increasing difficulties moving. I have been advised to have an operation as soon as possible to get me back to full fitness and make sure there are no long-term complications.” He added, “it is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I am forced to reschedule the 2021 dates of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Europe and the UK to 2023.”

Sir Elton promises his fans that, “the shows will return to the road next year and I will make sure they are more than worth the wait.”

His final appearance this year will be on September 25 at his Global Citizen charity event.

Currently Sir Elton is planning on keeping his US tour dates set to begin at New Orleans in January 2022.