Sad news for Taupin fans. Speculation had been rife that the author of Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Candle in the Wind and Your Song is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 69, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 29/01/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a poet isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a poet-songwriter just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouBernie was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Bernie Taupin was unlike any other poet we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouBernie”
— @universalObserver, 28 Jan 2020
“Didn't Bernie Taupin retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 28 Jan 2020
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