Elton John stopped his concert at
Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany to honor his late mother, Sheila
Farebrother on Tuesday.
Elton addressed the crowd to share
the sad news of her sudden passing.
“Yesterday was a sad and hard
day for me because my mother passed away. I’m 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,” Elton explained.
The 70-year-old music legend
performed his iconic hit “Your Song” in honor of his mother. Elton
revealed he wrote the song at her house when his career was just beginning to
“So this is the song I want
to dedicate to her. And it’s taken me from nowhere to somewhere. So thank you,
Mom,” he said before beginning his performance.
Sheila passed away suddenly on
Monday, Dec. 4. Elton had just recently reconnected with his late mother after
not speaking together for quite some time.
The “Rocket Man” singer first
broke the news about his mother’s passing with a very heartfelt tweet on
“So sad to say that my mother
passed away this morning. I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock. Travel
safe Mum. Thank you for everything. I will miss you so much. Love, Elton.”
So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning. I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock. Travel safe Mum. Thank you for everything. I will miss you so much.
Love, Elton pic.twitter.com/dQKXRbpGRy
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 4, 2017
The cause of Sheila’s death has
not been revealed.
— Kevin Zelman
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