Annie Lennox has been on fire this week supporting International Women’s Day and on Friday night I met her before she performed at the WOW – Women of the World Festival – for women’s equality at the Southbank Centre. The legendary star waded into this week’s war of words between Simon Cowell and Elton John where Cowell branded the Rocket Man ‘greedy’ whilst appearing on Piers Morgan’s CNN chat show. Annie fumed: “Elton John’s foundation is the third top HIV/Aids organisation in the world. Wherever you go in a developing country you can’t help but stumble on one of the projects that Elton’s foundation has created. Elton John is absolutely outstanding and there is no-one who works like Elton in terms of his charitable contribution. I have no other reason for saying that other than I’ve seen it and I know what the foundation does. And it’s just ridiculous what was said. It’s just laughable. He obviously has no idea what Elton really does, none.” Good for Annie – I couldn’t agree more.
Above: Annie with the other performers on the night – VV Brown, Kate Nash and the evening’s host Miquita Oliver