London, Sep 12 IANS | 12 months ago

Singer Elton John says he wants to reduce the number of concerts and tours he does in order to spend time with family.


The 66-year-old has two sons -- Zachary, 2, and 7-month-old son Elijah -- with partner David Furnish.

"The time has come in my life when I will definitely cut back on shows so I have more time with my family," thesun.co.uk quoted John as saying.

"That's a conscious decision. I know I'm addicted to playing. I'm addicted to working. I'm addicted to touring. I'm addicted to everything," he added.

John, known for songs like "Circle of life", "Sacrifice" and "Candle in the world", wants to utilize time to focus on other projects.

"I want to take my boy to school and I want to spend more time with David. I also want to spend more time on projects that maybe I should have done years ago but never found the time for," said John.

"This might be a piano album or something just different. If you're going to be Elton John, you have to push the envelope," he added.

(Posted on 12-09-2013)