Elton John will be honored as the first recipient of the BRITs Icon Award. The inaugural event will take place in London on September 2nd.
Elton will be on hand to accept the award and perform. He says, "It's a tremendous honor and a real thrill for me to have my work acknowledged in this way, and I'm really looking forward to participating in what promises to be a very special occasion."
Elton is currently taking the summer off to recuperate from appendicitis, which forced him to cancel his shows.