Elton John was a big help to an ex-fiancé during lockdown, paying for her knee replacement surgery.
Linda Hannon dated John after they met in a club in 1968. When they dated, John was struggling and Hannon paid many of his bills. The pair were set to be married, before songwriting partner Bernie Taupin and blues singer Long John Baldry got him ‘roaring drunk’ and told him to call it off.
After the breakup, Elton John soon became a household name and he and Hannon fell out of contact with each other.
Now Hannon lives in Dallas and thought about the singer when she was informed that she would need knee replacement surgery. This would require her to take off 5 weeks, which she couldn’t afford. So, she decided to call in a favor.
The Mirror magazine relayed the story to John and he said that he’d be happy to help. A source close to John said, “ When Elton heard about Linda’s plight, he didn’t hesitate for a second to help out. He remembers how good she was 50 years ago, when he and Bernie needed the support, and is really pleased to be able to help her in her hour of need.“