[lastfm]Elton John[/lastfm] fans were left scratching their heads when the “Rocket Man” sang at a birthday celebration for conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh earlier this month. In a recent interview with People magazine, Sir Elton’s partner, David Furnish, said that the singer was as surprised by the invitation as anyone else.
“To put it in Elton’s exact words, when he got the invitation, he was ‘a little surprised,’” Furnish said. “And then, when it turned out to be a genuinely sincere invitation . . . Elton said, ‘Life is about building bridges, not walls.’”
He added, “Elton, during the performance made a lot of cracks: ‘I suppose you all wonder why I’m here tonight?’ But ultimately, it’s a bit like an olive branch, I guess.”
According to Furnish, the recently remarried Limbaugh even spent some quality time with the singer, and they may hang out again in the future.
“I wasn’t there, but from everything Elton told me, he said Rush and his bride were incredibly charming and welcoming,” Furnish explained. “And they have said they want to come and have dinner with us in England, if they pass through in their travels.”
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