Elton John has cemented his seat in the pantheon of British rock and roll after being given the highest acknowledgement available in this year’s New Year’s Honours list.
As part of the yearly tradition, the Rocketman will be awarded the ‘Companion of Honour’ for his truly sensational career that not only included writing some of the nation’s most fantastic songs but providing for a huge range of charities.
The singer has raised money and awareness for 23 different charities, which also includes his own AIDs foundation. It will see Elton become one of only 64 people outside of the monarchy who can hold the honour at any one time.
The New Year’s Honours list was drawn up during the premiership of Theresa May and looks to reward well-known figures of the community as well as the sport and art world.
“I’m humbled and honoured to be among such highly esteemed company in receiving the Companion of Honour. 2019 has turned out to be a truly wonderful year for me and I feel extraordinarily blessed,” John tweeted.
I’m humbled and honoured to be among such highly esteemed company in receiving the Companion of Honour.— Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 27, 2019
2019 has turned out to be a truly wonderful year for me and I feel extraordinarily blessed.
Elton xx pic.twitter.com/iam3EItGYH