After nearly fifty years in the music industry, nobody would begrudge Elton John if he decided he wanted to pack it all in.

However by all indications the 69 year old is having far too much fun to even consider retirement and if you're to suggest otherwise he's got some choice words for you. 

Such was the case for one tabloid reporter who published a piece on John's impending plans to retire. At a recent gig in Newcastle, John spoke to the audience about the gig and made it known in no uncertain terms that the rumours were rubbish. 

Elton John is of course playing Live At The Marquee in Cork on the 20th of June next year.