Delta Goodrem reveals how Elton John helped her during her cancer battle

music news 10/05/2021

In 2003, just as Delta Goodrem was settling into her new found fame as an incredible singer, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, meaning she had to take an extended break from her up-and-coming singing and acting career.

While she had always been open about how fans have always had outpouring love and support for her, Delta has now revealed that Elton John was there to give her a bit of a pick me up on her first day of chemo.

Talking on White Wine Question Time, Delta said "When I first broke on the scene, Sir Elton did give me a call. He actually called me on my very first day of chemo to wish me well."

I'll never forget Elton John calling me… And saying ‘On behalf of Britain, we hope you feel better.' It was a pretty extraordinary time.

Of course, Elton wasn't the only A-Lister offering support to Delta during the tough time she had battling the cancer.

Olivia Newton-John has long been Delta's mentor too, having gone through multiple cancer battles in the limelight herself.

"She's always sort of watches over you and she's always got time for everybody. As a young artist when I started, you know, they're really impressionable moments!" Delta said of Olivia.