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Elton John says he’s “raring” to write new music

The Rocketman is "full of beans" for new material

By Charlotte Krol

Elton John
Elton John. CREDIT: Gregg Kemp

Sir Elton John has said that he’s “raring” to write more music.

The legendary musician made the comment fresh off the heels of releasing his UK number one collaborative album ‘The Lockdown Sessions‘ last month.

John said he was “full of beans” to make new music while attending a ceremony hosted by Prince Charles in which he was named Order of the Companions of Honour.

The ceremony at Windsor Castle saw John receive the nod for his career in music as well as his charity work.

John spoke of feeling honoured to receive the award: “I’ve had an amazing life, music has been my life, and I got this for music and for work for charity [via NME].

“I may not look as if I’m 100 per cent fit – but I’m not quite – but I’m still raring to go and I’ve got a lot more work to do as far as my life goes.”

He added: “So this is just a reminder that there’s more to do. More work to do for music, more work to do for charity and life is great – I’m so lucky.

“I’ve had a hip replacement but I’m full of beans and I’m full of zest, but this is just a prompter to say ‘come on you’ve got more to do now.'”

Earlier this month, John provided an update about a hip injury he sustained this summer, which caused him to postpone his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour’ in September.

He told Lorraine Kelly on her ITV chat show that, despite having surgery, he remains in pain with restricted movement in his hip joint. It means that he can’t get in and out of a car easily.

“I wouldn’t be 100 per cent fit – I wouldn’t be 100 per cent confident because I’m in pain most of the time,” he said in reference to forcing himself to tour while not fully recovered.

“I don’t know, with a year and a half of touring, how long my hip would last – it probably wouldn’t,” he added.

He concluded to Kelly that he will “make it up” his fans when he’ll “be in much better form”.