Elton John has announced that he will publish his autobiography in October.

The music legend shared the news in a video from his "favourite bookshop", John Sandoe in the London borough of Chelsea.

"I just wanted to tell you that I have a book coming out, which is my first autobiography," he said.

"I can't wait for you to read it, because it's the truth. And so many books that have been written about me haven't exactly been truthful."

"I can't wait for you to see what I have to say about my life," he added. 

As part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, John will play Dublin's 3Arena on June 12 and 13 this year and will return to play Belfast's SSE Arena on November 30, 2020 and the 3Arena on December 4, 2020.