Elton John may be better known for his Tantrums & Tiaras, but it is a pair of the pop legend's platform boots that are up for auction.
The six-inch-high boots, complete with gold keyboard motif platforms and signed by the man himself, are among a number of pop memorabilia items being auctioned off on eBay to raise money for Amnesty International.
Brit Awards organisers are to launch a new annual honour to celebrate major figures in music with Sir Elton John announced as the first ever recipient.
The Rocket Man and Your Song star is to be given the Brits Icon Award at a show in September which will be broadcast later by ITV.
The new prize - created by the BPI, music industry's trade body - will stand alone from the main Brit Awards each year and will be presented to a notable artist whose writing, recording and performances have made a "lasting impact on the nation's culture".
Sir Elton has recently been treated for appendicitis which resulted in his shows being cancelled including a headline appearance at Hyde Park this month, but he is expected to be recovered for the event.
Sir Elton John has revealed he could have died at any time during his European tour as he was unaware he was suffering from appendicitis. Speaking to The Sun after cancelling a number of dates of his European tour, including a headline performance at London's Hyde Park he said:
"I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time. I feel so lucky and grateful to be alive."
The 66-year-old star thought his stomach pains were due to a bad bout of food poisoning, and he performed 10 concerts in "agony" but was forced to walk off stage during a concert in Halle, Germany, last Friday. The singer's spokesman said:
"Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates. To know that he made such super-human efforts and continued to perform to thousands through his illness only confirms his dedication to his European fans."