According to reports, Elton's planned fund-raiser was cancelled at short notice. It is not clear why. Elton is presently touring in the USA and it did not conflict with his schedule.
Elton John was to become the latest of Janet Reno's celebrity friends to help her campaign for governor of Florida, agreeing to sing at a September fund-raiser. He was to give a solo performance at the private, $500 per ticket event on September 18, 2002, at a suburban Fort Lauderdale hotel.