The corona crisis also has major financial implications for Elton John. The singer is forced to fire a number of band members and staff after part of his farewell tour has been canceled, Daily Mail reports.

Between May and July, the British world star would travel with his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour of the United States, but that is canceled due to the corona crisis. The total of 34 performances will be made up next year, Elton John promised. However, it is unclear whether action can be taken this year. The shows scheduled from September to December may also be canceled.

The 73 singer, according to Daily Mail, would already have lost about 60 million pounds. For that reason, guitarist Davey Johnstone and drummer Nigel Olsson have been temporarily fired, until it becomes clear whether concerts can be given later this year. Some of the domestic staff have also been told that they are not needed for the time being.

The singer has been on his farewell tour of more than three hundred performances since 2018.