- Elton John pledged $1 M to support Australian bus
hfi rerelief fund during a concert in Sydney
- Elton, who first performed in Australia in 1971, said to see how the di
saster has been affecting the country and its people truly br eaks his h eart
- He urged everyone to “come together” and “f
Before ending his concert in Sydney, international music legend Elton John has pledged $1 million to Australian bushfi
re relief efforts; urging everyone to “come together” and “fi ght”.
Elton, who first performed in Australia in 1971, said to see how the d
isast er has been affecting the country and its people truly p ains him so he want to be part of the ba ttle that his beloved Australians are currently facing.
“Tonight, I will be pledging $1 million dollars to support the bush
fire relief fund,” he expressed in an emotional message during the event. “This is a magnificent country that I’ve been coming to since 1971. I love it here so much. To see what is happening here br eaks my h eart, and so we have to come together and we have to fi ght. This is my bit towards it, and I love Australia so much.”
“To those who have lost their homes, God bless, I hope that your li
fe will be repaired very, very soon,” he added.
On Facebook, he shared the video of his short speech, expressing support to Australia.
“Standing with Australia. Seeing the fi
res raging across Australia have left me h eartbro ken. This tr agedy has taken liv es, homes and dev astated so much wildli fe. At my Sydney show last night, I pledged $1 million dollars to support the Bushfi re Relief Fund. God bless, Australia,” he wrote.