Bruce Jenner is receiving an outpouring of support from Elton John and husband David Furnish ahead of the highly anticipated interview in which he’s expected to discuss his gender transition. The musician shared his admiration for Bruce’s “brave” decision at a charity event on Thursday (April 23).
“It’s an incredibly brave thing to do, especially when you’re older," Elton told Access Hollywood. “I admire him for doing it and I support him 100 per cent.”
Elton’s husband David added, “People should support him”.
The couple are not the only celebrities to voice their support for the former Olympian amidst his rumoured transition to become a woman. Boy George told People that he “applauds” Bruce’s decision, adding: “I think it’s very brave. And it actually makes me very emotional.”
Meanwhile Girls star Lena Dunham also tweeted in defence of the reality TV star.
“Dear Stranger: if you’re making unkind Bruce Jenner jokes you have me to answer to. I seriously feel protective this week,” she tweeted.
Dear Stranger: if you’re making unkind Bruce Jenner jokes you have me to answer to. I seriously feel protective this week
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 22, 2015
Bruce Jenner is set to finally address his gender transition in a two-hour interview with Diane Sawyer which will be broadcast in America on Friday night. A trailer for the tell-all show promises to cover “the journey, the decisions and the future.”
The most recent trailer released ahead of the show’s broadcast shows Bruce telling his host: “It’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster but somehow I’m going to get through it.”
“They’re the only ones I’m concerned with,” he said. “I can’t let myself hurt them.”
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star appears to have the full support of his family, and is joined by his four oldest children Burt, Casey, Brandon and Brody in a previous trailer for the interview. He is also father to Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and step-father to Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian.
As determined as he is to take care of his family, Bruce is also focused on staying true to himself, telling Diane: “My whole life has been me getting ready for this.”