A disabled teenager who made a video which has gone viral has received a phone call from Elton.
Lewis Hine created the clip to celebrate his 16th birthday and it has been viewed nearly seven million times on Facebook.
He told the BBC: “Sir Elton John phoned and said he’d watched the video, and I was so inspirational it made him cry.”
Lewis has undergone more than a dozen brain surgeries since he was diagnosed with a brain tumour aged 17 months.
“I said next time can you give me a bit of notice – my phone hasn’t stopped ringing.”
Lewis, who runs a charity called Friend Finder, said he put the video together to “get the message out there that being disabled is not a bad thing, don’t let it stop you wanting to do things in life.”
He encounters daily seizures as a result of the tumour, and said: “I struggle with a lot of things in my day to day life and I struggle to read and write – it’s quite a big challenge for me.”
He added that his next project was to organise a prom for children in the UK who have missed theirs due to long-term illnesses.
Planned for June, the event for young people aged 15-19 is being held at Portsmouth Guildhall.