Not content with a big, splashy movie ‘musical fantasy’ about his life, Elton John has announced he plans on releasing his autobiography later this year in October.
John shared the news via a video shot at his favorite book shop, John Sandoe Books in Chelsea in London.
“My life has been one helluva roller coaster ride and I’m now ready to tell you my story, in my own words,” tweeted the ‘Tiny Dancer’ singer. “My first and only official autobiography will be released October 2019.”
He provided this link for fans to pre-order the book now.
My life has been one helluva roller coaster ride and I’m now ready to tell you my story, in my own words. My first and only official autobiography will be released October 2019.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) March 8, 2019
“I can’t wait for you to read it – because it’s the truth,” says John in the video. “So many books that have been written about me haven’t exactly been truthful.”
The publishing house set to release the memoir, Macmillan, says the cover and title haven’t been released yet, but the tome will be available in hardcover, paperback and e-book.
Fans are already looking forward to seeing the Grammy & Oscar winner’s life up on the big screen come May in the ‘epic musical fantasy’ biopic, Rocketman, starring Kingsman star Taron Egerton.
After Rami Malek took home an Academy Award this year for his star turn as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, can Egerton score Oscar gold as well?
With a tag line, “The only way to tell his story is to live his fantasy,” the movie arrives in theaters May 31. Check out the trailer below.