Harvard honours Elton John for AIDS fight
Grammy-winning British singer Elton John has been felicitated by Harvard Foundation for his contribution to the fight against HIV and AIDS.
The musician, 70, one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, received the prestigious Peter J Gomes Humanitarian Award, reports people.com. In his acceptance speech, John said that drugs had turned him into a “monster” and it was a wake-up call for him when he ended up losing friends to substance abuse.
John, who has been sober for 27 years now, said that he believes humanity is the most powerful force in the world that can help people shun drugs and embrace the brighter side of life. He said, “Through my career and humanitarian work, I’ve seen how people can be pulled together.” The Rocket Man singer had started the Elton John AIDS Foundation in the early 1990s, dedicated to helping people around the world.
Musician Elton John has run a foundation since the 1990s to help combat the lethal disease