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Elton John's Partner Explains Performance at Rush Limbaugh Wedding

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There are still plenty of us wondering why the heck Elton John would perform at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding.

His civil partner, David Furnish, shed some light on the subject to People.com at the Tony Awards over the weekend: “To put it in Elton’s exact words, when he got the invitation, he was ‘a little surprised. And then, when it turned out to be a genuinely sincere invitation … Elton said, ‘Life is about building bridges, not walls.’ ”

He said Elton also saw it as an opportunity “to go where people wouldn’t expect me to go.”

That’s for sure!

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“And maybe if I can make a great impression,” Furnish quoted him as saying, “people might change their perspectives on life.”

Furnish was not at the wedding but Elton told him Limbaugh and his bride “were incredibly gracious and very welcoming and very sweet and very appreciative. … Elton, during the performance made a lot of cracks: ‘I suppose you all wonder why I’m here tonight?’ ” says Furnish. “But ultimately, it’s a bit like an olive branch, I guess. [The couple] have said they want to come and have dinner with us in England, if they pass through in their travels. We have to bring the world together, not apart.”

Tell that to Limbaugh over dinner!

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