There’s an Elton John Barbie?
There’s an Elton John Barbie? Of course there is.
Launched in 2020, Mattel have released a limited edition-Barbie doll styled after Elton. The Barbie doesn’t look like the singer physically, but is instead styled like the fashion icon – that means rainbows, glitter, and statement sunglasses.
Elton John talked to Rolling Stone about the doll, saying
“Barbie is an icon in her own right, so having her pay tribute to my work and personal style is a real honour…” said Elton, talking to Rolling Stone about the doll. “I hope she inspires fans everywhere to fearlessly pursue their own dreams and limitless potential.”
Elton John adds a Billboard Music Award to his trophy cabinet
Elton John continues to fly the flag for queer excellence, picking up the Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Tour.
Elton has announced that he’s bringing his touring days to an end, planning to focus on spending time with his family while continuing to create new music and possible residencies where can showcase his love of performing.
Insights from Elton’s Memoir – Me
One of the big revelations of the memoir is Elton’s brush with death following treatment for prostate cancer – The Guardian reveals that the singer was close to death after contracting an infection. Elton was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017 and opted for surgery rather than chemotherapy.
But the real gift from the book’s PR push was the interview coordinated by Alexis Petridis in which celebrities submitted questions to Sir Elton.
“Writing a song like that’s a bit like having a wank, really…” explains Elton, responding to a question from Bob Dylan about Tiny Dancer. “You want the climax to be good, but you don’t want it to be over too quickly – you want to work your way up to it. Bernie’s lyric took such a long time to get to the chorus, I thought – Fuck, the chorus had better be something special when it finally arrives. And it’s ‘here I come’, literally.”
“Eminem bought me and David matching cock rings when we got married…” says Elton, responding to a question from Eminem about whether or not his wedding gift had been used. “That was his gift. It’s very him, as is this question. I call him up every couple of months, and every time he picks up the phone he says the same thing: Hello, you old cunt, how are you? Justin Timberlake says the same thing, actually.”
Elton John receives highest honour from The Queen
Recognising his achievements and a career that spans more than five decades and record sales of over 300 million, Sir Elton has been awarded the Companion of Honour.
Also notable is Sir Elton’s charity work – he’s supported 23 different charities, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
As a Companion of Honour, Sir Elton becomes one of only 64 people – apart from the monarch – who can hold the honour at any one time.
Life after Marriage for Elton and David
Having begun their relationship in 1993, Elton John and David Furnish were among the first couples in the UK to enter into a Civil Partnership when that option became available to same-sex couples in 2005.
In 2014, when the UK embraced marriage equality, Elton and David were married on the anniversary of the date of their Civil Partnership.
The couple have two sons – Zachary and Elijah.
Elton says that he’s written his autobiography for his sons – he wanted to create document that they could read after he’s gone, a book that would tell the unvarnished truth.
“I want them to know that their dad was being honest…” Elton told the BBC. “And he made something of his life after a few hiccups along the way.”
It was Elton’s sons that also prompted him to give up touring.
“My kids were only going to grow up once…” writes in his memoir. “Music was the most wonderful thing, but it still didn’t sound as good as Zachary chatting about what had happened at football practice.”
Let’s take a look at their Instagram to see the family moments that Elton and David are sharing with the world.