Elton John has reflected on 30 years of sobriety in an emotional post.

The musician and former Watford FC chairman shared pictures on Instagram on July 29 of his Alcohol Anonymous badge, cake and cards he received.

In the heartfelt post, the 73-year-old, who was born and raised in Harrow, reflected on his celebrations and thanked his family and friends.

The post read: "Reflecting on the most magical day having celebrated my 30th sobriety birthday. "So many lovely cards, flowers and chips from my sons, David, friends in the program, staff at the office and in our homes.

"I'm truly a blessed man. If I hadn't finally taken the big step of asking for help 30 years ago, I'd be dead. Thank you from the bottom of my heard to all the people who have inspired and supported me along the way."

Elton John revealed in his autobiography, Me, how cocaine and alcohol took hold of his life.

He admitted to taking class A drugs throughout the 70s and 80s. He decided to quit alcohol and drugs in 1990.

He has been open about his struggles with substance abuse for several years and it was depicted in the 2019 movie, Rocketman.

He described himself as a "broken man" in a post last year celebrating 29 years of sobriety.

In post he shared on Twitter and Instagram, he wrote: "29 years ago today, I was a broken man.

"I finally summoned up the courage to say three words that would change my life - 'I need help' "

In that same post he continued to thank the "selfless people" who supported him during his journey.