The legendary musician, Sir Elton John, recently shared an Instagram Story, saying he was moved to tears after watching Archie Williams sing ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ on America’s Got Talent.

Archie Williams who was a contestant in America’s Got Talent shocked everyone watching the show with his story. He was arrested for a crime he did not commit in 1982. He was sentenced to life until new DNA evidence found freed him after 37 years.

During his interview, he was asked how he dealt with being in prison for 37 years. He said:

“I went to prison but I never let my mind go to prison.”

On the show, Archie Williams sang ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ by Elton John and moved everyone to tears with his emotional rendition of the song.

Sir Elton John watched his performance as well and shared it on his Instagram and wrote:

“I was moved to tears when I heard Archie’s story and saw him perform ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.’

The courage and forgiveness shown by him are truly inspiring. The same spirit that the world found so inspiring with Nelson Mandela.

Love, E xx.”

After his performance Simon Cowell also said:

“This is an audition I will never forget for the whole of my life Archie.”

You can see Sir Elton John’s Instagram Story below.

Photo Credit: Sir Elton John – Instagram Stories