Elton John told a crowd of thousands he had donated $1million to help bushfire victims during his Sydney concert on Tuesday night.
He revealed he was making the huge donation while on stage at the Qudos Bank Arena – after emotionally revealing how much he ‘loves’ Australia in a heartfelt speech.
Elton said: ‘You should all be in awe of the work the firefighters are doing. This is a magnificent country. To see what is happening here breaks my heart, so we have to come together, we have to fight. I love Australia so much.’
He added: ‘There are people out there who have lost their lives, trying to save homes. There are people who have lost their lives, and their homes.
‘The animals… a loss of their habitat, which frankly is on a biblical scale of heartbreaking.’
He added: ‘Therefore tonight, I will be pledging $1million.’