The first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station took a 'long, long time' to thank Elton John for his good wishes, then paid tribute to the singer as he explained why.
A week after the singer got a call from a fake Putin, the Russian president phones him and offers a meeting on any topic John chooses.
Pranks are funny, but homophobia never is, the singer stresses.
Two Russian comedians say it was them, not President Vladimir Putin, who called Elton John to discuss LGBT rights.
Putin's people say he didn't, Elton says he did. Will Russia's president really meet with the out singer to discuss LGBT equality?
It's not only morally right but smart, the star tells Ukrainian leaders, and he'd like the opportunity to tell Russia's Vladimir Putin the same thing.