Elton John Pledges $1 Million To Help Combat Australian Wildfires: 'We Have To Fight'

Reality star Kylie Jenner has also reportedly pledged the same amount, after being criticised over her posts about the disaster.

Sir Elton John and Kylie Jenner are the latest stars to pledge large amounts of money to help stop the ongoing wildfires in Australia.

In the last week, a number of high-profile celebrities have contributed towards the relief efforts, with the Tiny Dancer singer revealing he would be donating $1 million to the cause.

During a performance in Sydney, he explained (via The Independent): “This is a magnificent country that I’ve been coming to since 1971.

“I love it here so much. To see what is happening here breaks my heart and so we have to come together and we have to fight, and this is my bit towards it.”

Elton John
Elton John
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He added: “I love Australia so much and to those that have lost their homes, God bless, I hope that your lives will be repaired very soon.”

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail has claimed that Kylie Jenner has also pledged the same amount to the cause, after she faced criticism over her posts about the wildfires.

A number of the Kylie’s fans took issue after she posted a photo of a koala who had been injured by the bushfires, only to follow this with a picture of her slippers, made from real mink fur.

Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner
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Several big-name Australian stars have since revealed they had contributed to help combat the wildfires, including the reality star’s namesake, Kylie Minogue, and actors Chris and Liam Hemsworth.

American singer Pink also donated $1 million to the cause, while Russell Crowe took the opportunity to raise awareness of fighting climate change in his Golden Globes acceptance speech, inspired by the devastating wildfires.