Elton John and Olivia Newton-John reunite in Melbourne
Olivia Newton-John has reunited with her “brilliant, longtime friend” Elton John at his concert in Melbourne.
The Grease star visited the 72-year-old singer backstage before his Saturday show at the AAMI Park and shared the picture they took together on Instagram.
“So wonderful to see my brilliant, longtime friend Elton John at his amazing Melbourne concert. Thank you matey,” Newton-John wrote on a Monday post.
John performed in front of 30,000 fans on Saturday following his walking pneumonia diagnosis, which forced him to stop a gig in New Zealand earlier this month.
“My doctor said I shouldn’t do the show tonight and I said ‘bollocks’ or words to that effect,” John told the audience.
“I wasn’t going to miss this. I’m glad I came. My voice is a little rusty, but you’ve been so amazing. You’ve carried me through the night, thank you.”
He also dedicated the song Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me to Newton-John, whom he referred to as “Dame Olivia”.
“She is such a wonderful, inspiring woman, a great artist and a whole lotta fun,” he said.
“I respect and love you so much, it was so great to see you before the show looking as great as you do, bless you forever.”
John is set to complete his Australian tour on March 7, with the last concert taking place in Sydney’s Bankwest Stadium.
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