Emotional Sir Elton John pays tribute to George Michael ahead of late star's 59th birthday | The Sun

Emotional Sir Elton John pays tribute to George Michael ahead of late star's 59th birthday | The Sun

SIR Elton John paid an emotional tribute to the late George Michael in front of 65,000 fans at Hyde Park last night.

The 75-year-old told the"I love you and I miss you" as he performed at American Express presents BST Hyde Park.

Superstar singer Elton dedicated the pair's chart-topping duet version of Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me to his close friend, the day before what would have been his 59th birthday.

George was found dead at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, on Christmas Day, 2016. A coroner later recorded a death of natural causes relating to heart and liver disease.

Elton's stand-out moment on stage had fans in tears as they sang to the famous track recorded by the music legends back in 1991.

It was part of his run of impressive hits from Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer to Crocodile Rock and I'm Still Standing.


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Elton played piano wearing his famously flamboyant jackets to the huge audience – many of whom had dressed up in his iconic sparkly sunglasses and sequin outfits.

He praised their efforts as he thanked everyone for coming to American Express presents BST Hyde Park as part of Farewell Yellow Brick Road – The Final Tour.

One fan said: "Sir #EltonJohn performing live in Hyde Park on his #FarewellTour Thankful I was able to witness his talent live last night."

Someone else said: "Elton John in Hyde park was so incredible yesterday. I’m still reeling from it. Such a legacy. Such an incredible life."

Another added: "An incredible feeling being amongst 65,000 fans at #EltonJohnFarewellTour in London’s #HydePark last night! Absolutely sensational! What an amazing artist #EltonJohn is, still delivering the best performances. Thank you."

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In a message this morning after reflecting on his epic performance last night, Elton wrote on social media: "Last night was something special. Each time I play a show on this #eltonfarewelltour, I take away something new, each crowd giving something different.

"I’m so grateful to have you all in my life and for you all to be a part of these memories."

Set in London’s beautiful Royal Park, American Express presents BST Hyde Park kicked off back in 2013 with The Rolling Stones reliving their legendary 1969 gig, plus Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and many more packing out the park for memorable summer nights.

Tonight the Rolling Stones return to the stage and July 3.

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