Elton John, the legendary British singer, concluded his final tour in Stockholm with a heartfelt message to his fans. After a five-decade-long career, he expressed his gratitude and acknowledged the audience's support throughout the years. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour spanned over 300 shows worldwide and marked the end of his performing career. The concert featured iconic hits like "Bennie and the Jets," "Rocket Man," and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."
Toward the end of the two-hour show, John said he'd had "52 years of pure joy playing music," but that he'd never tour again — though the esteemed showman didn't discount the possibility of playing one-off shows in the future, the BBC reported.
Still, the tributes rolled in.
In a video message played at the concert, Chris Martin of Coldplay thanked the "Crocodile Rock" singer for all he's done over the years.
"From all the bands and artists you've helped and inspired, we love you so much," Martin said, also citing John's work with the Aids Foundation. "We are so grateful."
Meanwhile, John heaped compliments on his band and crew, some of whom have been with him for years, the BBC noted.
"They're really incredible," the rocker said. "And they are the best, I tell you, the best."
The farewell tour was one of the highest-grossing tours in history, reaching ticket sales of more than $900 million, according to Billboard magazine.
Still, the father-of-two said it was time to call it quits.
"I want to appreciate my family, my sons, my husband, everything," he said. "I've earned it."
On his Instagram page, John posted a 2018 interview in which he told CNN's Anderson Cooper he was done after the Stockholm show.
"What a journey this tour has been and now we find ourselves at the end of it," he wrote in the Saturday post. "Tonight is the final night."