29 years ago today, I was a broken man. I finally summoned up the courage to say 3 words that would change my life: “I need help”. Thank-you to all the selfless people who have helped me on my journey through sobriety. I am eternally grateful.
I want to thank the incredible #ChrisMartin for performing at our @ejaf Midsummer Night’s Party in Antibes. He is the kindest and most gracious friend, along with being a fantastic musical force of nature. I love you Chris. @davidfurnish and I are eternally grateful for your support 😇😇 @coldplay
I’m bowled over with gratitude at the success of last night’s Elton John AIDS Foundation Midsummer Night’s Party. Thanks to the generosity of everyone who attended, we raised over $6 million in the fight against HIV/AIDS. A tremendous result. Thank-you to everyone who braved the heat and came to support us!! @ejaf
Incredible to think, David and I walked this same red carpet for the world premiere of the original Lion King 25 years ago - an epic film that changed my life forever. Disney have now reimagined that timeless classic with astonishing beauty and refreshed it for a whole new generation. It is magnificent. @lionking
Happy #WorldPride! 🏳️🌈 It was so important that @rocketmanmovie told my story as a gay man and my journey to becoming a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. #Rocketman 🚀 is now playing in theatres everywhere.
Following my call to arms last week with President Macron, @theresamay has announced today the UK will join to the @GlobalFund replenishment with £1.4 billion! This substantial increase shows a commitment and example for all other nations to follow to #StepUpTheFight. Only together will we end AIDS. @ejaf
Dear President Putin, I was deeply upset when I read your recent interview in the Financial Times. I strongly disagree with your view that pursuing policies that embrace multicultural and sexual diversity are obsolete in our societies. I find duplicity in your comment that you want LGBT people to “be happy” and that “we have no problem in that”. Yet Russian distributors chose to heavily censor my film “Rocketman” by removing all references to my finding true happiness through my 25 year relationship with David and the raising of my two beautiful sons. This feels like hypocrisy to me. I am proud to live in a part of the world where our governments have evolved to recognise the universal human right to love whoever we want. And I’m truly grateful for the advancement in government policies that have allowed and legally supported my marriage to David. This has brought us both tremendous comfort and happiness. Respectfully, Elton John #LOVEISLOVE #WORLDPRIDE @EJAF
Yesterday I received the Légion d’honneur by President @emmanuelmacron for services to music and for my work with @ejaf. It was so humbling and moving to receive such an honour. We also talked the need to successfully replenish the @GlobalFund this October to continue fighting HIV/AIDS, which will help save 16 million lives. We can and must end this epidemic.
What a show in Brighton just now ❤️ Taron, thank you for joining me onstage tonight. We’ve shared so many moments during the filming and release of #Rocketman and singing 'Your Song' with you this evening is another I'll always cherish. 📷: @bengibsonphoto #EltonFarewellTour @rocketmanmovie @taron.egerton
Another legend departs. Dr John, along with Alain Toussaint, was everything that made the music of New Orleans so funky, original and atmospheric. What a pianist! What a singer. What a writer. Irreplaceable! #DrJohn #RIP
David and I have added a piece to #StonewallForever, a Living Monument to 50 Years of #Pride 🏳️🌈 Join us and the many before us by adding yours at: stonewallforever.org
Loving my shows across Europe ❤️ Each country has been a blast and I can’t wait for more in Italy tonight! #tourdiary #EltonFarewellTour 📷: @bengibsonphoto
Picked these for my sons while in Munich. Thanks for being such a terrific audience!! 👏🏻🚀👏🏻🚀👏🏻🚀👏🏻🚀👏🏻🚀👏🏻🚀 @bayernmunchausen
Many people have been asking me how I felt after watching the musical fantasy film #Rocketman. Check out the article in today’s Observer Magazine to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. Here’s the link: https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/may/26/elton-john-in-my-own-words-exclusive-my-life-and-making-rocketman?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other @rocketmanmovie @obsmagazine
What a cast and crew 💖 Thank you all for bringing #Rocketman 🚀 to the big screen and joining me at the UK premiere. @rocketmanmovie
W😍W!!! Thank-you Cannes for giving @rocketmanmovie a rousing welcome and such a warm reception!! It was a magical day for me, and I’m full of praise and thanks to everyone who worked so tirelessly on bringing my life story to the big screen 🤩🎬
When I was 6 years old, my Mum agreed to buy me a record in exchange for having my tooth pulled at the dentist in Northwood Hills. I chose Doris Day’s recording of Secret Love/The Deadwood Stage. I loved her music, and I still do today. Farewell to a Hollywood legend. #DorisDay #RIP
Germany 🇩🇪 Poland 🇵🇱 Czech Republic 🇨🇿 Thanks for some brilliant nights!! #EltonFarewellTour #tourdiary 📷: @bengibsonphoto
The costumes in #Rocketman 🚀 are AMAZING. Check out this video with the cast and filmmakers for a behind the scenes look from the movie, coming to theatres May 31st! 🚀 @rocketmanmovie
Very excited to be involved with @thomasgoode_uk and their plans for the future of this great British brand. #thomasgoode