Saturday, June 24, 2017
Elton Pays Tribute to Manchester, London Victims, Gregg Allman & George Michael
Speaking at the show (via Derby Telegraph), Elton said: ‘It would be remiss of me to not mention these events.
‘It was a tragic and awful thing to happen. We live in really strange times. A song can be remembered forever but it cannot replace a loved one.’
The 70-year-old superstar halted his Twickenham show on Saturday night to pay tribute to the late singer.
Speaking candidly, Elton said: "I haven't had the chance to play Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me in England since George died."It is such a big part of him and a big part of me."Losing him was one of the most devastating things that had happened to me for a long long time."
The British legend was forced to cancel a string of shows around the world after being rushed to hospital with a life threatening disease.
Taking to the stage in Twickenham for his first show since his dice with death, Elton said: "It's good to be back in Twickenham.
"Thank you for coming out.
"At one point it was touch and go as to if I'd even be here."
He later added: "I was so, so nervous but it has been an amazing show."
Later on the in the show the 70-year-old let his stage persona drop for a minute as he invited sons Zachery and Elijah on stage.
In a touching tribute to his family, Elton hugged the little ones close in front of thousands before they scurried off stage.
- Daily Star
After the most tragic week for music, there is more sad news. Another great musician has left us. Gregg Allman was revered by musicians everywhere. A kind and gentle soul. Much love to his family and friends.
at 9:14 PM