How Elton John Kept Fit in Lockdown

Unlike the rest of the planet, Elton John managed to keep the pandemic weight gain at bay, he revealed in a new interview with footballer Troy Deeney on his podcast.

Elton, 74, says he is “the fittest I’ve been in a long time’, and he did it by walking–in his swimming pool in Berkshire. The Rocket Man estimates he walked about 42-miles in the pool.

“In lockdown I’ve really gotten fit. I walk in the pool, I play tennis. I wanted to come out the other side not overweight,” he said.

He also kept an eye on his diet.

“I am Type B diabetic so I have to watch what I eat,” he said. “I have two kids I want to see and be around as much as possible.’

He continued: ‘You have to do something about [weight gain] and sit down with a doctor or nutritionist and say “How do I do it?” It comes down to, what do you want for the rest of your life?’

Elton’s tour dates for his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour are pushed to 2022, with a scheduled date at the Prudential Center in Newark set for Feb. 25.