- Music legend Elton John honored the f
iref igh ters who have been ri sking their li ves in the Australian bushfi reduring a recent concert
- In the same concert held in Sydney, he pledged $1 M to support Australian bushf
- 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
The brave f
irefi ghters, who have been r isking their li ves while doing their best to extinguish the Australian bushfi re, were honored by no less than the international music legend Elton John.
“We should all be in the awe of the work that the fir
efigh ters are doing,” Elton told his audience, huge crowd of fans, during a recent concert in Sydney. “There are people out there who have lost their li ves trying to save homes, there are people who have lost their li ves and their homes.”
In the same concert, he pledged $1 million to support the Australian bushfi
re relief fund. The singer, who first performed in Australia in 1971, said to see how the d isast er has been affecting the country and its people truly br eaks his h eart 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 bushfi
re 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.”
On Facebook, he shared the video of his short speech, expressing support –online, this time– to Australia. Watch: