NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Sir Elton John performs at the 15th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on November 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Bulgari)

The next superstar to call it quits? Elton John will be announcing today that he is retiring from touring. The announcement of the announcement is today at 5;30 pm GMT.

Well in his defense, he is 70.

Sir Elton John to retire from touring after almost 50 years

Sir Elton John is retiring from touring after nearly 50 years. The 70-year-old singer is planning to reveal his decision to quit touring in an announcement later on Wednesday. The musician's website displays a countdown clock set for 5.30pm GMT alongside the statement: "I've finally decided my future lies...".