Elton John to publish autobiography in 2019

The book will document the musicians’ “crazy life”

Elton John has announced a “no-holds-barred” autobiography that will chart his life and decades-long career.

The book will be the musician’s first autobiography and will be written together with Guardian music critic Alexis Petridis.

“I’m not prone to being a nostalgic person,” John said in a statement. “I’m often accused of only looking forward to my next gig or creative project. It’s come as quite a surprise how cathartic I am finding the process of writing my memoirs. As I look back, I realize what a crazy life I have had the extreme privilege of living.”


John gave a hint of what the book might contain, adding, “I have grown up in a period of extraordinary change in our world – and have had the joyful honor of rubbing shoulders and working with so many of the people at the heart of these changes.”

John’s life story will be published by Henry Holt in the U.S. and Pan Macmillan in the U.K. An exact release date and title have yet to be announced.

In February, John released his 33rd studio album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’.