After an extraordinary 50 years of touring, iconic singer Elton John has officially called it quits on the road.

During his last show at Stockholm’s Tele2 Arena, Elton John conveyed his heartfelt appreciation to his dedicated fans for their steadfast support throughout his remarkable career.

“It’s surreal to think it’s been 52 years of pure joy,” the 76-year-old singer expressed as the touched audience showered him with applause. Delivering heartfelt renditions of his classics like “Your Song” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” Elton John paid homage to the indispensable role his fans have played in his journey.

“If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be standing here today,” he acknowledged. “Your unwavering support has meant everything to me—from buying CDs and concert tickets to simply being there.”

Elton John took to social media to extend his heartfelt appreciation to his fans following the conclusion of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. In a statement issued after the concert, he underscored the pivotal role they’ve played in his career and expressed profound gratitude for their unwavering dedication.

“You’ve stood by me every step of the way,” he acknowledged. “Throughout the years, your love and support have been my guiding beacon, and they will forever hold a cherished spot in my heart.”

During the farewell event, Coldplay’s lead vocalist, Chris Martin, delivered a heartfelt tribute to Elton John, expressing his deep respect and gratitude for the legendary singer’s influence and support to countless bands and musicians over the years. Martin conveyed, “We just adore you so much. Happy retirement, man. You’ll be sorely missed.”

Elton John also shared his reflections on the remarkable journey of his final tour on Instagram before the grand finale. “We’ve reached the culmination of this extraordinary journey, which has been this tour,” he penned. “This is the big showdown tonight.”

Elton John assures his fans that while he may be saying farewell to touring, he plans to continue performing at special events or for short stays in specific locations. David Furnish, John’s manager and spouse, emphasized that there will be memorable experiences ahead, clarifying the difference between retiring from touring and retiring from performing altogether.

Even as Elton John’s touring days come to an end, his influence on the music industry remains profound. Over nearly fifty years, he has captivated audiences with his timeless anthems and electrifying live shows. Together, the legendary musician and his fans have shared an unforgettable journey.