He’s been entertaining the masses for decades and while his name has never been far from the headlines, Elton John has announced he will be releasing his first and only autobiography later this year.
The star, who has been the subject of numerous books throughout his extravagant career, explained to fans that it was the right time for him to tell his story in his own words.
“My life has been one helluva roller coaster ride and I’m now ready to tell you my story, in my own words,” he told his fans on Twitter. “My first and only official autobiography will be released October 2019.”
Sharing a video from inside the John Sandoe book store in London’s Chelsea, the ‘I’m Still Standing’ hit maker was thrilled to tell fans about his book.
“I just wanted to tell you that I have a book coming out, which is my first autobiography,” the singer said. “I can’t wait for you to read it because it’s the truth and so many books have been written about me haven’t exactly been truthful.
“I can’t wait for you to see what I have to say about my life.”
My life has been one helluva roller coaster ride and I’m now ready to tell you my story, in my own words. My first and only official autobiography will be released October 2019.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) March 8, 2019
The title and cover of the book are yet to be revealed and Pan Macmillan – the company publishing the book in Australia – hasn’t given away any juicy moments of the book yet.
“A multiple Grammy-winning legend and flamboyant superstar, Elton is the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time,” the company said on its website of the upcoming book. “Fans have been eagerly waiting for him to tell his story. Now the wait is (almost) over. Coming in October 2019, the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon.”
While fans await the book, they’ll see a version of the ‘Crocodile Rock’ singer’s life play out on screens when Rocketman hits cinemas on May 30 in Australia and a day later in the US.
Kingsman’s Taron Egerton will appear as Elton in the new film, which is set to detail the singer’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music and his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
With a relationship spanning five decades, Elton and Bernie have produced more than 30 gold and platinum albums since they first met in London in 1967. Some of their biggest hits include ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Your Song’, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, ‘Candle in the Wind’ and ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues’.
The cast also includes Jamie Bell as Bernie, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, and Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays Elton’s mother. English actor Dexter Fletcher, who previously worked with Taron in Eddie the Eagle, is directing.
Meanwhile, Elton continues to tour the globe with his farewell tour. He’s set to touch down in Australia this November.