Emotional Elton John ends Sydney concert by pledging $1 M to Australian bushfire relief fund

  • Elton John pledged $1 M to support Australian bushfire relief fund during a concert in Sydney 
  • Elton, who first performed in Australia in 1971, said to see how the disaster has been affecting the country and its people truly breaks his heart
  • He urged everyone to “come together” and “fight”

Before ending his concert in Sydney, international music legend Elton John has pledged $1 million to Australian bushfire relief efforts; urging everyone to “come together” and “fight”.

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Elton, who first performed in Australia in 1971, said to see how the disaster has been affecting the country and its people truly pains him so he want to be part of the battle that his beloved Australians are currently facing.

“Tonight, I will be pledging $1 million dollars to support the bushfire 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 breaks my heart, and so we have to come together and we have to fight. 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 life 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 fires raging across Australia have left me heartbroken. This tragedy has taken lives, homes and devastated so much wildlife. At my Sydney show last night, I pledged $1 million dollars to support the Bushfire Relief Fund. God bless, Australia,” he wrote.

Click the image to watch the video.