Elton has pledged a million dollars (£815,000) for the fight against HIV/Aids to ensure sufferers are not “forgotten” during the coronavirus pandemic.
Elton said he is working with his Aids Foundation and the new funds would be available in the “next few months”.
Elton, who is self-isolating in Los Angeles with his husband David Furnish and the couple’s two sons, said: “I’m going to stick to my guns with the Aids Foundation and make sure because of this global pandemic that’s happening that the people who are suffering from another global pandemic don’t get forgotten.”
He added: “That’s what my foundation has tried to do, help the marginalised, help the poor, help the people who mustn’t get left behind. That is my main focus in the next three months, to make sure these people on the HIV and Aids lifeline we give them, don’t get forgotten.”
Elton, who on Thursday was one of an array of celebrities to take part in an online video supporting the NHS, praised health workers around the world for doing their jobs “so brilliantly”.