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I Am Flabbergasted – Elton John Says After President Joe Biden Surprised Him Following White House Performance

Elton John has received a huge surprise from President Joe Biden.

The superstar performed at the White House on Friday Night, where he was hosted by President Joe Biden and Dr Jill Biden.

Following his electrifying performance, he was honoured with the National Humanities Medal.

A citation was also presented to him and it read: “for moving our souls with his powerful voice and one of the defining song books of all time. An enduring icon and advocate with absolute courage, who found purpose to challenge convention, shatter stigma and advance the simple truth — that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.”

While reading the citation, Elton grabbed the First Lady’s hand before he lowered his head to receive the medal.

“I just said to the First Lady, ‘I’m never flabbergasted’ but I’m flabbergasted,” Elton said immediately after the honor. “I’m humbled and honored by this incredible award from the United States of America. I will treasure this so much and will make me double my efforts to make sure this disease goes away. America’s kindness to me as a musician is second to none, but in the war against AIDS and HIV it’s even bigger and I can’t thank you enough. I’m really, really emotional about this. Thank you.”

Elton John explained what the medal means to him in a statement.

“It’s been emotional for me to be recognized for the achievements of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Since I founded the Foundation at my kitchen table in Atlanta 30 years ago, I made a commitment not to leave anyone behind and will continue on this mission,” he said. “We are striving for a future where people of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and gender identities have the opportunity to live free from AIDS, stigma, injustice and maltreatment – and I’m so grateful recognition likes this brings us a step closer to making that a reality.”

Elton John and Joe Biden
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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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