Kate Bush refuses to attend Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony but is grateful for honour
Kate Bush was unable to attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday (03.11.23) night but admitted she could "never have dreamed" she would be inducted alongside other music icons like Sir Elton John.
Kate Bush was unable to attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday (03.11.23) night.
The 65-year-old singer was chosen as a new inductee to the prestigious museum and hall of fame after she enjoyed a massive resurgence last year when her song 'Running up that Hill' was used in Netflix hit 'Stranger Things' and while she is grateful to everyone who voted her, revealed that she would not be attending the ceremony in person.
In a statement written on her official website, she said: "I am completely blown away by this huge honour – an award that sits in the big beating heart of the American music. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. I never imagined I would be given this wonderful accolade. Last year was such a surprisingly successful time for my track Running Up That Hill and I’m sure that a lot of you who’ve voted me in to the RRHOF also drove that track up the charts.
"I’m afraid I won’t be able to attend the ceremony tonight, but for me the real honour is knowing that you felt I deserved it. The RRHOF has welcomed me into the most extraordinary rostrum of overwhelming talent."
However, the 'Wuthering Heights' songstress - who has infamously toured just once since starting her career in the 1970s and completed a 22-night residency in 2014 - did go on to explain in her statement that she could "never have dreamed" that she would be being inducted alongside music icons like Sir Enon John or Bernie Taupn as she congratulated her fellow inductees.
She said: "When I was growing up my hero was Elton John. I poured over his music, longed to be able to play piano like him, and longed to write songs that could move people in the way his work moved me.
"That little girl in South East London could never have dreamed she’d be sharing the event tonight with Bernie Taupin, Elton’s writing partner, an incredible lyricist who inspired me to keep writing songs – to keep trying. Congratulations Bernie! Congratulations to everyone who is being inducted tonight!"