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Emotional Sir Elton John pays tribute to George Michael ahead of the late star’s 59th birthday

SIR Elton John paid an emotional tribute to the late George Michael in front of 65,000 fans in Hyde Park last night.

The 75-year-old said “I love you and I miss you” while appearing on American Express Presents BST Hyde Park.

Elto John on stage at American Express Presents BST Hyde Park

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Elto John on stage at American Express Presents BST Hyde ParkCredit: Dave Nelson
The 75-year-old dedicated one of his biggest hits to George Michael

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The 75-year-old dedicated one of his biggest hits to George MichaelCredit: PA

Superstar singer Elton dedicated his birthday to his close friend the day before his 59th birthday.

George was found dead at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxon on Christmas Day 2016. A coroner later ruled death of natural causes related to heart and liver disease.

Elton’s standout moment on stage had fans crying as they sang along to the famous track recorded by the music legends in 1991.

It was part of his string of impressive hits from Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer to Crocodile Rock and I’m Still Standing.

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Elton played the piano and wore his famously flamboyant jackets in front of the huge crowd – many of whom were decked out in his iconic sparkly sunglasses and sequined outfits.

He commended their efforts and thanked everyone for coming to American Express Presents BST Hyde Park as part of Farewell Yellow Brick Road – The Final Tour.

One fan said: “Sir #EltonJohn performs live in Hyde Park on his #FarewellTour. I’m grateful that I was able to see his talent live last night.”

Someone else said: “Elton John in Hyde Park yesterday was so amazing. I’m still reeling from it. Such a legacy. Such an incredible life.”

Another added: “What an incredible feeling to be among 65,000 fans at the #EltonJohnFarewellTour at London’s #HydePark last night! Absolutely sensational! What an amazing artist #EltonJohn is who still delivers the best performances. Thanks.”

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In a message this morning after reflecting on his epic performance last night, Elton wrote on social media: “Last night was special. Every time I play a show on this #eltonfarewelltour I take away something new, every audience gives something different.

“I’m so grateful to have you all in my life and to be a part of these memories.”

In London’s beautiful Royal Park, American Express presents BST Hyde Park, which opened in 2013 with the Rolling Stones reliving their legendary 1969 gig, as well as Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and many more filling the park for unforgettable summer nights.

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George Michael died on Christmas Day 2016

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George Michael died on Christmas Day 2016Photo credit: Getty
Elton entertained the crowd and even brought them to tears during the incredible concert

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Elton entertained the crowd and even brought them to tears during the incredible concertCredit: Dave Nelson

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