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Sir Elton John arrives at Adelaide airport in his private jet for his Farewell Tour after slamming The Lion King remake for its music.

The legendary singer was pictured as he exited wearing a metallic green tracksuit and white embellished trainers as the pilot waited by with an umbrella and a handler carried his Gucci Merveilles Snake Print duffle bag ($2450).



He’s in the city to begin the Australian leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour and appears to be in good health after suffering a few health setbacks which included an ear infection and sprained ankle that had him in a wheelchair back in April.

Elton John: This Is Why I’m NEVER Touring Again… — The Hollywood Pipeline

Elton recently opened up about John Favreau‘s remake of The Lion King during an interview with GQ Magazine UK while promoting his new autobiography ‘Me‘ and expressed he was highly disappointed with the music in the film.

“The new version of The Lion King was a huge disappointment to me, because I believe they messed the music up. Music was so much a part of the original and the music in the current film didn’t have the same impact. The magic and joy were lost. The soundtrack hasn’t had nearly the same impact in the charts that it had 25 years ago, when it was the bestselling album of the year. The new soundtrack fell out of the charts so quickly, despite the massive box-office success”, he said.

“I wish I’d been invited to the party more, but the creative vision for the film and its music was different this time around and I wasn’t really welcomed or treated with the same level of respect. That makes me extremely sad. I’m so happy that the right spirit for the music lives on with the Lion King stage musical.”

Elton John: ‘I’m appalled about what’s happening in England’ — GQ UK



The Lion King remake is the highest-grossing animated film of all time bringing in an astounding $1.7 Billion dollars at the box office, so needless to say, John Favreau remake sans Elton’s music was a success, but we have to agree we did miss his rendition of Can You Feel The Love Tonight.

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