Victoria Beckham says Elton John helped her to leave the Spice Girls

Jessica Davis
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Photo credit: Larry Busacca - Getty Images
Photo credit: Larry Busacca - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

Victoria Beckham has revealed that Elton John inspired her to step away from the girl group that made her name, the Spice Girls.

The fashion designer recalls a “life-changing” night where she was watching her good friend John perform in Las Vegas, which led to her deciding to leave.

“Remember years ago, watching your dear friend Elton John on stage in Las Vegas. He performed 'Tiny Dancer', as if it were the first time, and you realised this was like oxygen for him,” she wrote in a letter to her future self for British Vogue.

“It was a life-changing moment - while singing and dancing was fun for you, it wasn’t your passion.

“That day, you started your quest to uncover your own dreams. It was time to step away from being a Spice Girl.”

Beckham, known as Posh Spice in the band, famously went on to launch her own fashion label and beauty brand.

“For the first time, you were venturing out on your own, and it was terrifying. It was scary to close a chapter that defined you,” she penned.

“I know you are still reinventing yourself, taking on new challenges, and ignoring the naysayers. You always look beyond the conventional wisdom to pave your own path.”

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