‘How I Met Your Mother’ season 9: How Neil Patrick Harris enjoys his filming hiatus

Neil's busy summer -Mrs. Carter: Neil Patrick Harris certainly knows how to enjoy his vacation time!

While “How I Met Your Mother” started up filming its ninth season a little earlier than usual last month, the actor has taken advantage of a brief production break in order to do something that has become a bit of an annual tradition for him: Vacation with other very-famous people. Of course, we’re talking in this instance about the Elton John family, who he has traveled with in the past.

Neil was spotted recently in St. Tropez recently alongside his longtime fiance David Burtka and children Gideon and Harper, and they were seemingly enjoying their time with Elton’s husband David Furnish, and his children Zachary and Elijah.

So where was Sir Elton in the process? Well, this year he was unable to make the trip. Thanks to complications that were stemming back from having his appendix removed, so he was back in recovery. This ailment has already caused John to cancel several concert dates, and he wants to be rested so he can jump back into the music game.

As for Neil, his busy summer has included everything from the Tonys, “How I Met Your Mother” filming (which includes all sorts of fictional wedding preparation), promoting “The Smurfs 2,” and also preparing to host another awards show in the Emmys. Thanks to all of this, it’s safe to assume that this is not going to be a lengthy stay overseas. However, at the same time this is one vacation that is much-needed in order to recharge the batteries, and prepare for what will be a likely busy schedule this fall.

“How I Met Your Mother” season 9 returns to CBS on Monday, September 23 with an hour-long episode.

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