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Award Winning Disney Legend Hospitalized

Sir Tim Rice and Elton John
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The family of Disney Legends (and stars) is wide and deep. Hollywood icons, world-famous musicians, and television stars are among the large Disney family.

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Disney's the lion king

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Disney Legend

One of these legendary talents is Sir Elton John. The longtime musician has had a very lengthy and successful career that has spanned decades. Among his many accomplishments is his work on the music for Disney’s The Lion King (1994), and cameos in various Disney shows and movies. As part of the creative genius behind The Lion King soundtrack, he helped create timeless classics such as “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “Be Prepared,” “Hakuna Matata,” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” The iconic “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” also went on to win an Academy Award for Best Song and a Grammy Award.

Pumbaa The Lion King

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He also teamed up with Tim Rice again to write “Never Too Late,” a new song added to The Lion King (2019) live-action remake. Other contributions Sir Elton John has made to Disney include appearing for the Muppets, making a cameo appearance in The Country Bears (2002), and having his song “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” featured in the trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023).

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Hospital Stay

Recent news reports that the Disney legend was taken to the hospital after a fall from his villa in Nice, France. The 76-year-old singer was treated for minor injuries and is reportedly back home in good health. He had been spending his summer in France with his husband, David Furnish, and their two sons.

Elton John Farewell Tour

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The time in France at the family’s “summer home” followed Elton John’s final tour, which ended in July of this year. After his fall, his overnight hospital stay has been reported as a precautionary measure.

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“He is healthy and doing well,” a representative for the singer has told the media.

About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)