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Elton John dons his beloved Gucci garb before changing into a robe

He has been enjoying a relaxing summer with his family. 

And Elton John was in relaxation mode once again as he headed on to a swanky yacht alongside his husband David Furnish in Nerano, Italy on Monday. 

The iconic musician, 74, was sporting his usual Gucci garb as he was assisted onto the boat before he later changed into a more comfy look as he dined with his husband, 58, who was in a similarly sleek look.

Shock: Elton John was in relaxation mode once again as he headed on to a swanky yacht alongside his husband David Furnish in Nerano, Italy on Monday

Elton looked stylish in a crisp cream polo shirt with a green section at the top, which coordinated with his shorts adorned with the Gucci red and green stripe. 

The shorts are from the fashion house’s The North Face collaboration.  

David looked dashing in a linen shirt paired with a fedora and blue tinted glasses, as they let their hair down during the idyllic getaway. 

Their holiday comes after Elton revealed acclaimed show It’s A Sin made him realise ‘how lucky he was’ to escape the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. 

Dearest: The iconic musician, 74, was sporting his usual Gucci garb as he was assisted onto the boat before he later changed into a more comfy look as he dined with his husband, 58, who was in a similarly sleek look

Dearest: The iconic musician, 74, was sporting his usual Gucci garb as he was assisted onto the boat before he later changed into a more comfy look as he dined with his husband, 58, who was in a similarly sleek look

Stylish: The shorts are from the fashion house's The North Face collaboration

Stylish: The shorts are from the fashion house’s The North Face collaboration

Stylish: David looked dashing in a linen shirt paired with a fedora and blue tinted glasses, as they let their hair down during the idyllic getaway

Stylish: David looked dashing in a linen shirt paired with a fedora and blue tinted glasses, as they let their hair down during the idyllic getaway

Here we go: The couple were in the  midst of a large group on the getaway

Here we go: The couple were in the  midst of a large group on the getaway 

He praised the Russell T Davies-penned Channel 4 drama and spoke of his plans to invite the cast round his house for dinner, in a candid chat with Will Manning on The Official Big Top 40. 

It’s A Sin follows a group of friends throughout the eighties as their life of hedonistic partying is infiltrated by the emergence of the HIV/AIDS pandemic 

Elton said he ‘dearly loved’ lead star and Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander and added: ‘When I come back to England which is going to be soon, I’m going to have a dinner for all the cast of It’s A Sin at our house because I love that programme so much. 

‘It changed my… it didn’t change my life but it made me realise how lucky I was to escape all that and to be reminded of what happened. And so Russell T Davies and the cast are going to come to dinner and we’re going to have a laugh.’ 

A helping hand: He was assisted on to the boat

A helping hand: He was assisted on to the boat 

Together forever: The couple chatted away on the boat

Together forever: The couple chatted away on the boat 

In 2012, Sir Elton revealed he should be dead from Aids like his friends Freddie Mercury or Rock Hudson.

The rock superstar told the International AIDS conference in Washington DC that his years as a drink and drugs addict put him at high risk of contracting HIV. He has now been sober for more than 30 years.

He said: ‘This young man hit absolute rock bottom. His life was a mess, he was spiralling out of control. He should have died. To be honest, he nearly did.  

‘By all rights I shouldn’t be here today,’ he said. ‘I should be dead – six foot under in a wooden box.

Help! Elton was assisted by aides as he got on

Help! Elton was assisted by aides as he got on

Stylish: He was in his usual Gucci uniform

Stylish: He was in his usual Gucci uniform 

Chilled out: The duo looked happier than ever during the day at sea

Chilled out: The duo looked happier than ever during the day at sea 

‘I should have contracted HIV in the 1980s and died in the 1990s, just likeFreddie Mercury, just like Rock Hudson. Every day I wonder, how did I survive?’  

Inspirational Elton set up the The Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992 to support innovative HIV prevention, education programs, direct care and support services to people living with HIV. 

He is married to Canadian filmmaker David and the pair share two sons. 

Stand by me! His sizeable team got Elton from A to B during the trip

Stand by me! His sizeable team got Elton from A to B during the trip 

Chilled out: The duo looked blissfully relaxed

Chilled out: The duo looked blissfully relaxed 

Off he goes! His head to toe designer look was perfectly worthy of a superstar

Off he goes! His head to toe designer look was perfectly worthy of a superstar 

Last month Elton hit back at DaBaby after he made homophobic comments on stage at a music festival. 

The singer said he was shocked at the ‘HIV misinformation and homophobia’ that has ‘no place in the music industry’.

Rapper DaBaby, 29, had been appearing at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami when he addressed the crowd during his set and made the homophobic comments which he has now apologized for. 

Off he goes: He added in matching Gucci trainers to the look

Off he goes: He added in matching Gucci trainers to the look 

Out and about: As well as his trademark Gucci, Elton also wore tinted specs

Out and about: As well as his trademark Gucci, Elton also wore tinted specs 

Candid: His holiday comes after Elton revealed acclaimed show It's A Sin made him realise 'how lucky he was' to escape the AIDS crisis in the 1980s (pictured 2020)

Candid: His holiday comes after Elton revealed acclaimed show It’s A Sin made him realise ‘how lucky he was’ to escape the AIDS crisis in the 1980s (pictured 2020)

He encouraged festival-goers to raise their mobile phones in the air – unless they were HIV-positive or gay men who had had sex with another man in a car park.

Speaking to the crowd, DaBaby then said: ‘If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two or three weeks, put your cellphone light in the air.   

‘Ladies, if your p***y smell like water, put your cellphone light in the air. Fellas, if you ain’t suck a n****’s d**k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lights in the air. Keep it f*****g real.’ 

Acclaimed: It's A Sin follows a group of friends throughout the eighties as their life of hedonistic partying is infiltrated by the emergence of the HIV/AIDS pandemic

Acclaimed: It’s A Sin follows a group of friends throughout the eighties as their life of hedonistic partying is infiltrated by the emergence of the HIV/AIDS pandemic

Close bond: The iconic musician, 74, praised the Russell T Davies-penned Channel 4 drama and spoke of his plans to invite the cast round his house for dinner, in a candid chat with Will Manning on The Official Big Top 40 (pictured with lead star Olly Alexander in May)

Close bond: The iconic musician, 74, praised the Russell T Davies-penned Channel 4 drama and spoke of his plans to invite the cast round his house for dinner, in a candid chat with Will Manning on The Official Big Top 40 (pictured with lead star Olly Alexander in May)

He said: 'It changed my… it didn’t change my life but it made me realise how lucky I was to escape all that and to be reminded of what happened. And so Russell T Davies and the cast are going to come to dinner and we’re going to have a laugh' (pictured 1976)

He said: ‘It changed my… it didn’t change my life but it made me realise how lucky I was to escape all that and to be reminded of what happened. And so Russell T Davies and the cast are going to come to dinner and we’re going to have a laugh’ (pictured 1976)

Elton hit back as he shared a quote to his Instagram that read: ‘HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry.  

‘We must break down the stigma around HIV and not spread it. As musicians it’s our job to bring people together.’  

Under the post Elton wrote: ‘We’ve been shocked to read about the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made at a recent DaBaby show. This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic.⁣’  

Honest: Elton recently hit back at DaBaby after he made homophobic comments on stage at a music festival (pictured with husband David Furnish in July 2019)

Honest: Elton recently hit back at DaBaby after he made homophobic comments on stage at a music festival (pictured with husband David Furnish in July 2019)

Backlash: The singer said he was shocked at the 'HIV misinformation and homophobia' that has 'no place in the music industry'

Backlash: The singer said he was shocked at the ‘HIV misinformation and homophobia’ that has ‘no place in the music industry’

He went on to share several facts about HIV including how you can ‘live a long and healthy life with HIV.’

DaBaby later apologised after making the homophobic comments, admitting his words were ‘insensitive’ but that he had ‘no intentions on offending anybody’.  

In a tweet he wrote: ‘Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies – But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.’  

Criticism: Rapper DaBaby, 29, had been appearing at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami when he addressed the crowd during his set and made the homophobic comments which he has now apologized for

Criticism: Rapper DaBaby, 29, had been appearing at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami when he addressed the crowd during his set and made the homophobic comments which he has now apologized for 

Backtracking: In a tweet apologizing he wrote: 'Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y'all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody'

Backtracking: In a tweet apologizing he wrote: ‘Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody’


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