Elton John has shared his reward for Madonna, following the pop sensation making a “heartfelt” tribute to AIDs victims throughout her ‘Celebration Tour’.
The legendary singer-songwriter and pianist shared his appreciation for the Queen of Pop in a brand new publish on social media – thanking her for shedding mild on the wrestle confronted by AIDs victims.
“We’re deeply moved by the heartfelt tribute from @madonna during her Celebration Tour performance of ‘Live to Tell’, honouring the 40.4million people we’ve lost to AIDs,” Sir Elton final night time (October 26) alongside a picture of the singer throughout certainly one of her latest performances.
“Thank you, Madonna, for your advocacy and compassion, and for raising important awareness of the ongoing mission to end AIDS,” he added, sharing the publish along with his 4.7million followers on the platform.
“With 39million people living with HIV today, 9.4million of whom are not currently on life-saving treatment, we must keep using our voices and platforms to ensure everyone has the opportunity to live full and healthy lives.”
The reward from Sir Elton – who has lengthy labored with AIDs charities – comes following the 2 beforehand being engaged in varied feuds throughout their careers. This was most lately seen again in 2019 when the ‘Rocket Man’ singer branded Madonna “ungracious and nasty” after listening to concerning the feedback she had made in the direction of Woman Gaga.
Right here, Sir Elton recalled Madge’s well-known feud with Gaga in his memoir Me, and defined how, in flip, it led to his personal dispute with the Queen of Pop.
“I used to make fun of [Madonna] for lip-syncing on stage, but the problem really started when she ran Gaga down on an American chat show,” he wrote.
The chat present look he recalled was in reference to a 2012 ABC Information interview by which Madonna claimed that Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ was “reductive”, and likened it to her personal 1989 hit ‘Express Yourself’.
“I got that Gaga’s single ‘Born This Way’ definitely sounded similar to ‘Express Yourself,’ but I couldn’t see why she was so ungracious and nasty about it, rather than taking it as a compliment… particularly when she claims to be a champion for women,” John continued.
In one other occasion, he branded her a “fairground stripper” – though he later revealed that he’d apologised for the feedback. It was subsequently reported that Madonna “didn’t care” what John needed to say about her.
“I was furious and I said some pretty horrible things about her to a TV interviewer in Australia” he remembered within the memoir. “You can tell from the footage that it wasn’t part of the interview [but] they broadcast it anyway, which brought that particular old friendship to a very swift conclusion. Still, I shouldn’t have said it. I apologised.”
Madonna kicked off her long-awaited ‘Celebration’ tour earlier this month with a number of stops at The O2 in London.
The dates got here after the legendary artist spent a number of days in ICU in June, which led to the unique opening reveals of her fortieth anniversary tour being postponed. It was reported that the singer’s family have been initially “preparing for the worst” after they found how unwell she was.
In a five-star evaluation of the opening night time, NME described the gig as showcasing “a series of spectacular set-pieces referencing iconic highlights from Madonna’s reign”.
As for different Elton John information, the long-lasting musician spoke out towards Suella Braverman’s calls to ban LGBTQ+ asylum seekers from coming to the UK, and accused her of “legitimising hate and violence”.