'I wrote this at her house': Heartbroken Sir Elton John dedicates performance of Your Song to his mother Sheila in Germany after she passes away aged 92
- The rocker's mother Sheila passed away on Monday aged 92
- Elton returned to the stage the following day to perform in Hamburg
- He dedicated an emotional rendition of Your Song to her on Wednesday night, as he had written the hit at her house
- Elton and his mother were locked in a rift for nine years before reconciling earlier this year after he was in intensive care for two days?
Sir Elton John paid tribute to his late mother Shirley while performing in Hamburg, Germany on Wednesday night.
The singer, 70, dedicated an emotional rendition of Your Song to his mother, after revealing he had written the famous track at her house, and remembers 'every single second'.
His tribute comes just two days after Sheila passed away 'peacefully and in no pain', aged 92.?
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This is for you:?Sir Elton John dedicated his hit Your Song to his mother Shirley in Hamburg on Wednesday night - two days after she passed away aged 92
Speaking onstage as the song's introduction began, a devastated Elton said: 'It's a hard day for me because my mother passed away.
'I'm glad to say she passed away peacefully, with no pain. Maybe sooner than she should have done – I was quite shocked.'
He went on to dedicate Your Song to his mother, as he had written the track at her house - which shot him to huge success in 1970.
Heartbreak: The singer, 70, dedicated the rendition to his mother (above), after revealing he had written it at her house, and remembers 'every single second' of its creation
He continued: 'Well this next song I wrote at her house or her apartment. I can remember every single minute of writing this song with Bernie [Taupin].
'So this is a song I want to -dedicate to her. And it's taken me from nowhere to somewhere. So thank you, mum.'?
Elton had put on a brave face on Tuesday as he returned to the stage just one day after her passing, and continued with his Wonderful Crazy Night concert at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg.
No doubt keen to not let his fans down, the?original concert had been scheduled to take place during the G20 summit and had already been postponed and rescheduled.
On with the show: Elton had put on a brave face on Tuesday as he returned to the stage just one day after his mother's passing (above)
The singer smiled as he threw his arms in the air, wearing his typically flamboyant style, which included a pink satin shirt and embroidered suit jacket.?
Of course, his trademark sunglasses were firmly in place as he got back to business following the sad news of his mother's passing.
The pair had famously endured a nine-year rift which they had recently patched up.
Announcing the news to fans, Elton - real name Reginald Dwight - wrote: 'So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning. I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock. Travel safe Mum. Thank-you for everything. I will miss you so much. Love, Elton.'
Sadness: The rocker, 70, looked thoughtful as he headed back to his hotel after the show, which had already been rescheduled due to the?G20 summit
Carrying on: The singer smiled as he threw his arms in the air, wearing his typically flamboyant style, which included a pink satin shirt and embroidered suit jacket
Elton had been performing onstage at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on Sunday but hours later his?mother died in?West Sussex, where she lived. It is not known if he knew she was gravely ill.
Sheila had encouraged her son to play piano from the age of three and was a constant throughout the majority of his extraordinary career.
But their relationship faltered in recent years and she said two years ago her son 'hated' her after a series of bitter public rows.
Commitments:?Elton had been performing onstage at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on Sunday but hours later his mother died in West Sussex, where she lived. It is not known if he knew she was gravely ill
Last year Sir Elton said: 'I don't miss her. When she says things in the press, like, 'I haven't spoken to Elton since he married that f****** a****** David Furnish'. That was pretty hard to take.'
He added: 'I don't hate my mother. I look after her but I don't want her in my life.'
The pair made up fully around six months ago, shortly after he was hospitalised for 12 days, including two nights in intensive care, after picking up a serious infection while touring South America.
In May he confirmed they were close again after he shared a throwback picture on Twitter to celebrate reconnecting with her on America's Mother's Day. 'So happy we are back in touch. Love, Elton.'
His biggest fan: Sheila and Elton at the height of his fame in 1976 - she has been credited for being a driving force behind his career and the star paid tribute to her today
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