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At a special gig by the former Wham! singer to raise money for Sir Elton’s Aids Foundation, Michael told the star-studded audience he hoped the Idol singer was among them.
Introducing his cover of the song at the Royal Opera House in London, he said: “This next song was written by someone I hope has made it in here already – Elton. It’s a song he wrote in the late 70s and it’s about an ageing pop star. Funny that.”
As George cast his gaze around the audience, Sir Elton waved from the stalls, where he sat beside his civil partner David Furnish and broadcaster Janet Street Porter. Little Britain star David Walliams sat beside Janet with his wife Lara Stone.
Other celebrities present at the black tie event – which formed part of George’s 47-date Symphonica tour of Europe – included Kylie Minogue, former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm, members of the band Scissor Sisters, comedian Michael McIntyre and actor James Corde
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