Sir Elton John was taken to hospital after he fell at his villa in Nice.

The singer, 76, was taken to the orthopaedic department of the Princess Grace hospital centre in Monaco where he was treated for minor injuries on Sunday, August 27.

A representative for Sir Elton said he was discharged from hospital this morning.

In a statement to the BBC they said: “We can confirm that following a slip yesterday at his home in the south of France, Elton visited the local hospital as a precautionary measure.

“Following check-ups, he was immediately discharged this morning and is now back at home and in good health.”

Sir Elton John has been spending time in the South of France with his husband David Furnish and their two sons following the end of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.

Last year, the singer performed two shows at the Watford FC football ground in Vicarage Road as part of the tour.