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Elton John pays tribute to his late mother during concert

The “Tiny Dancer” singer honored his beloved mother during a live performance.

According to BBC NewsSir Elton John paid tribute to his late mother, Sheila Farebrother, during his Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 concert at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.

“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.”

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.

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