Sir Elton John makes moving tribute to his mum in first concert since her death

From BBC - December 7, 2017

Sir Elton John has paid a touching tribute to his mother, Sheila, at his first concert since her death.

The 70-year-old, who lost his mother on Sunday, dedicated Your Song to her as he played in Hamburg on Tuesday.

"Yesterday was a sad and hard day for me because my mother passed away," he told the audience.

"I am glad to say she passed away peacefully, with no pain. But maybe sooner than she should have done, so I was quite shocked."

"And I was thinking how I could pay tribute to her tonight, and what song I should choose.

"Well, this next song I wrote at her house or her apartment. I can remember every single minute of writing this song with Bernie [Taupin].

"So this is the song I want to dedicate to her. And it's taken me from nowhere to somewhere. So thank you, mum."

Sir Elton, who was born Reginald Dwight, was Sheila Farebrother's only son.


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