“There are people out there who have lost their lives trying to save homes, there are people who have lost their lives and their homes.
“And lastly, there’s the plight of the animals, a loss of their habitat that frankly is on a biblical scale and it’s heartbreaking.
“Therefore tonight, I will be pledging $1 million dollars to support the bushfire relief fund,” he told fans.
After making the announcement, Elton went on to say how much he loved Australia, referring to it as a “magnificent country”.
“I love it here so much and to see what is happening here breaks my heart, so we have to come together, we have to fight and this is my bit towards it," he said.
“I love Australia so much. To those who have lost their homes, God bless, I hope that your lives will be repaired very, very soon.”
Elton’s pledge comes after Chris Hemsworth joined the long list of celebrities who have donated money to Australian bushfire relief efforts.
“Hi everyone. Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia. My family and I are contributing a million dollars,” Chris wrote.