Elton John carries his Golden Globe off a private plane as he returns to Sydney

Precious cargo! Elton John steps off a private jet STILL carrying his Golden Globe statuette after winning Best Original Song - as he resumes his farewell tour in Sydney

By Joshua Fox For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:58 GMT, 6 January 2020 | Updated: 00:41 GMT, 7 January 2020

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Elton John and his longtime songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, won Best Original Song at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

And as the 72-year-old returned to Sydney on Tuesday to resume his Australian tour, he did not let the trophy out of his sight while carrying it off his private jet.

The Rocket Man star carefully stepped off the plane while holding the statuette in one hand and tightly clutching the handrail with the other. 

Precious cargo! Elton John carefully stepped off his private jet in Sydney on Tuesday while holding his his Golden Globe award for Best Original Song, which he'd won on Sunday night

Precious cargo! Elton John carefully stepped off his private jet in Sydney on Tuesday while holding his his Golden Globe award for Best Original Song, which he'd won on Sunday night

Elton immediately flew to Australia after Golden Globes to resume his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. His next show is scheduled for Thursday at Sydney's 21,000-seat Qudos Bank Arena. 

He had kicked off his tour Down Under at HBF Park in Perth on November 30, and will perform his final show at Bankwest Stadium on March 3.

The star enjoyed a well-deserved break over Christmas with his husband, David Furnish, 57, and their sons, Elijah, six, and Zachary, nine, while in Sydney.  

Shiny: The 72-year-old music icon did not let the trophy out of his sight as he returned to Australia to continue his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour on Thursday

Shiny: The 72-year-old music icon did not let the trophy out of his sight as he returned to Australia to continue his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour on Thursday

Shiny: The 72-year-old music icon did not let the trophy out of his sight as he returned to Australia to continue his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour on Thursday 

Prized possession: Elton was photographed carefully exiting the aircraft while clutching the shimmering award in one hand, and a handrail in the other

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