Elton John

Elton John's ex-wife 'attempted suicide' during their honeymoon

Ms Blauel said she took an overdose of Valium after the star told her "the marriage was not working and that he wanted her to leave" three days into their stay in St Tropez.

The claims emerged as part of Ms Blauel's £3m damages claim against Sir Elton, over allegations he broke the terms of their divorce deal.

The German-born sound engineer was married to Sir Elton for four years, and has kept a low profile since the end of the marriage in 1988.

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Elton John to retire after three-year world tour

The 70-year-old singer, who is one of the best-selling recording artists in the world, said his priorities have changed after becoming a parent to two children with his husband David Furnish.

"I love them so much. I don't want to miss them and I don't want them to miss me," he said. "I've had a good run."

John said he has been on the road since he was 17.

He denied British media reports that he was quitting touring because of ill health.

Elton John cancels Las Vegas shows after hospitalization

The 70-year old legendary singer told his Instagram followers he was "overwhelmed with gratitude" and "getting stronger every day."

"During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection," Caesars Palace said in a statement posted to its Facebook page. On his return flight from Santiago, Chile, he became violently ill, according to the post.

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NZ's Parris Goebel joins Elton John for talent search

The British pop star has selected the 25-year-old to be on the judging panel for The Cut, a YouTube competition and talent search for music video directors.

“Elton John is basically running a really big competition and inviting any creative to create something for his most classic songs," she said.

“It could be a director, a choreographer or a dance team or even a painter. Whatever it is, you can submit a video set to his music and I was chosen to be a part of the judging panel. It’s pretty big.”