Legendary Elton John has hit another incredible milestone in his career – an EGOT title. His Disney+ show Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium won Outstanding Variety Special at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night, landing him the honor.
EGOT is an acronym for those who win at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. The term was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas in 1984, and gained recognition ever since.
Although the beloved singer was not in attendance of the award show due to a knee operation, he shared a warm acceptance and thank you message on his Instagram.
“I am incredibly humbled to be joining the unbelievably talented group of EGOT winners tonight. The journey to this moment has been filled with passion, dedication, and the unwavering support of my fans all around the world,” he said on the heartfelt post. “Tonight is a testament to the power of the arts and the joy that it brings to all our lives. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my career, I am incredibly grateful.”
Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium is an exclusive live stream of his final concert in the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.” With this Emmy win, the singer rounds out his trophy shelf alongside his two Oscars, six Grammys, and one Tony award.
Thousands of Angelenos were in attendance at his final show, and he has once again made history in Los Angeles. His incredible Emmy win secured his spot as the 19th person to gain the honored EGOT title, and the third pop star to ever do so.