The “Tiny Dancer” singer honored his beloved mother during a live performance.
“Yesterday was a sad and hard day for me because my mother passed away,” the 70-year-old pop legend reportedly told his audience. “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.”
“Well, this next song I wrote at her house or her apartment. I can remember every single minute of writing this song with Bernie [Taupin],” John explained, before launching into a moving rendition of his early hit, “Your Song,” to celebrate her life. “So this is the song I want to dedicate to her. And it’s taken me from nowhere to somewhere. So thank you, mum.”
As Nicki Swift previously reported, John, who resumed his Las Vegas residency following a major health scare earlier this year, took to Twitter on Monday, Dec. 4 to announce that his mother had died at the age of 92. “So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning. I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock,” he shared in a heartfelt message, captioning a photo of the two together at the Fifth Annual White Tie and Tiara Ball, which benefited his foundation in June 2003. “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
In recent years, rumors have circulated that John and Farebrother had fallen out of touch. However, he hinted at their recent reconciliation while wishing her a Happy Mother’s Day with a sweet Instagram post in May 2017. “Dear Mum, Happy Mother’s Day!” the “Candle in the Wind” singer captioned a snapshot of the two. “So happy we are back in touch. Love, Elton.”
Our thoughts are with John and his loved ones during this difficult time.