First, it was a farewell tour. Next, it’s a movie. What’s left after that? An autobiography, of course.

Pop icon Elton John announced today the release of his official autobiography, coming in October 2019 from publisher Henry Holt & Co. The publisher has confirmed the release for Oct. 15. The title and book cover are forthcoming, and copies of the book are available for pre-order. 

A Twitter post from the musician reads, “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.”

John first confirmed the autobiography in 2016, saying, “I’m not prone to being a nostalgic person. I’m often accused of only looking forward to my next gig or creative project. It’s come as quite a surprise how cathartic I am finding the process of writing my memoirs. As I look back, I realize what a crazy life I have had the extreme privilege of living. I have grown up in a period of extraordinary change in our world — and have had the joyful honor of rubbing shoulders and working with so many of the people at the heart of these changes. My life has been one helluva roller coaster ride and it’s still lumbering on.”

According to his publisher, the book will be a “no-holds-barred account” of John’s life.

John, 71, kicked off his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in September 2018; the tour has over 300 stops and is slated to conclude in 2021. A film about John’s life, “Rocketman,” starring Taron Egerton and directed by, Dexter Fletcher, is set to release in May.






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