Sir Elton John quits songwriting to complete jigsaws of his own albums while he’s in lockdown down with no piano – The Sun

SUPERSTAR Sir Elton John has quit songwriting while in lockdown and is instead pursuing a newly-rediscovered talent for jigsaws.

The 73-year-old British singer, who has sold more than 300million records, said he has no ambition to make music and no longer has a piano in his home but is instead doing puzzles of his album covers.

⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates


CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOW

Don't miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.

To receive The Sun's Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.
To follow us on Facebook, simply 'Like' our Coronavirus page.
Get Britain's best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.

He said: “I’m not writing any songs because I don’t feel like it and I don’t have a piano here. But I think people will use this time to be very, very creative.

“My talent for jigsaw puzzles has re-emerged because I did them a lot as a kid. That’s a talent I’ve rediscovered since I’ve been in isolation.

"I love jigsaw puzzles. My jigsaw at the moment is the album sleeve of Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player. That’s hard because there’s a lot of dark colours in that one.

“There’s a Yellow Brick Road one as well and a Captain Fantastic one which was very hard. But at the moment Don’t Shoot Me is really difficult.”

Give now to The Sun's NHS appeal

BRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.

But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?

The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.

The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.

We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.

The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.

No matter how little you can spare, please donate today here

www.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappeal

But Elton has been left infuriated by another lockdown activity – playing Snakes and Ladders with his husband David Furnish, 57, and their sons Zachary, nine, and Elijah, seven.

Speaking on the Talk Art podcast, he said: “I’m useless at Snakes and Ladders. I know it’s a game of luck but we’ve had ten games so far and I’ve only won one and they’ve won three each.

“I’d never known I was c**p at that. It’s a game that I’m not very good at.”


Join our George Cross campaign for NHS staff

SUN readers are today urged to sign a petition calling for our NHS staff to be awarded the George Cross.

Yesterday, we backed a proposal by Lord Ashcroft to honour our health heroes with the gallantry gong given for acts of bravery that did not take place in battle.

A No10 spokesman said: “The NHS is doing a fantastic job and the nation will want to find a way to say thank you when we have defeated this virus.”

SAS hero Andy McNab added: “The award of a George Cross would show an emotional appreciation.”

We are asking readers to sign the petition online at thesun.co.uk/georgecrossfornhs.

Source: Read Full Article