Half a century ago, Elton was about to get married but ended the relationship.
Now, though, he is now helping Linda Hannon. She needs a knee replacement but couldn't have an operation because she couldn't afford to take five weeks off work to recuperate.
The 76-year-old emailed Elton's management a couple of times, and after not hearing back, turned to the Mirror, and they contacted the singer's team.
Linda, who has been married three times, says she thought it was ''a long shot'' but figured she ''could call in a favour.'' She says she paid the bills in the late sixties while Elton and Bernie Taupin ''tried to live their dreams.''
Learning of Elton's offer to help, Linda said she is touched.
''After all these years, it's so kind, I am thrilled to bits that he is offering to help.''