Elton John stressed the importance of getting the COVID vaccine during his performance last Saturday in Paris at the ‘Global Citizen Festival.’
Elton said, “I have spent most of my life fighting the AIDS pandemic, and we made great progress for two reasons: one, we’ve always followed the science; two, we’ve put our arms around everyone to make sure no one gets left behind. These same lessons apply equally to the COVID pandemic. While most here today have been vaccinated against COVID, only 4% in Africa are. We must not leave anyone behind."
He also urged his fans to donate to the World Health Organization's Go Give One vaccine equity campaign. Donations up to $1 million would be matched. Elton said, “Showing this love and solidarity for others during COVID, like we’ve done with AIDS, is how we’ll make a better future."
Elton John is expected to undergo surgery after a fall in which the superstar injured his hip. He’s postponed resuming his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour to January 19th, 2022 in New Orleans.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]