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Elton John accepts Kevin Bacon’s #IStayHomeFor challenge, tags Sharon Osbourne & other celebs to participate

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This week, Kevin Bacon — who as we all know is connected to everyone in the world by just six degrees of separation — launched a new COVID-19 inspired campaign urging people to self-isolate. And Elton John is an enthusiastic participant. 

The campaign, called #IStayHomeFor, urges people to do just that, while holding up signs displaying the names of people they love. Those are ones they’ll be protecting by staying home instead of going out and potentially infecting others, or risking infection themselves. Bacon’s sign reads “#IStayHomeFor Kyra Sedgwick” — that’s his wife. He also tagged six celebrity pals and nominated them to do the same.

Elton responded, posting a photo of him holding up a sign that reads, “#IStayHomeFor David Furnish, Zachary and Elijah,” which are the names, respectively, of Elton’s husband and sons.

The pop-rock legend captioned the post, “Thanks @kevinbacon for the nom!! #IStayHomeFor for David and our boys, to stop the spread of coronavirus. Post your #IStayHomeFor pic with a sign like mine and tag six of your friends.”

Elton then tagged six of his celebrity pals: Sharon Osbourne, Rocketman star Taron Egerton, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Sharon Stone and rising British singer Sam Fender.

Bacon responded, “Thanks @eltonofficial. You are the best. ‘Someone saved my life tonight.’ Means so much. ROCK ON!”

Elton recently had to postpone all his upcoming Farewell Tour dates, which have been moved to 2021.

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