Elton John Calls Lil Nas X a HERO of His and Praises Young Stars Like Billie Eilish (Exclusive)

Elton John speaks with ET’s Lauren Zima after accepting his Icon Award at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which aired on Fox. Elton praises the special tribute performances from Demi Lovato, H.E.R. and Brandi Carlile. He also goes on to celebrate today’s young music artists, such as Billie Eilish and Lorde, who have to navigate fame and success much earlier than he did. While reflecting on his legendary career, Elton opens up about developing a passion for music at an early age that’s remained with him ever since. He says, ‘It’s been the savior of my life.’