Elton John hopes to end feud with rival Rod Stewart by making kind Christmas gesture

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Elton John wants to put his feud with Rod Stewart to bed.

The Rocketman singer, 73, hopes that he and the Maggie May star, 75, are able to put their rivalry aside and Elton wishes to make amends with Rod by sending the rocker a Christmas card, The Sun reports.

Elton – who has been at loggerheads with Rod for years – also admitted to the publication that if he saw him out and about he would embrace him and admitted that he wants to make up as "life's too short."

"Rod and I have always had this kind of rivalry but it's always been very friendly and funny and I love him to death," Elton told the outlet.

"If I saw him in the street I'd give him the biggest hug. There's no point in carrying on vendettas. Life's too short."

Elton John wants to make amends with Rod Stewart
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Mirror Online has contacted a rep for Elton for comment.

Elton's festive gesture is not the first time that one of the musicians has attempted to patch up their friendship.

Earlier this year, Rod told Chris Evans, on the radio DJ's podcast, that an olive branch he handed Elton, over the summer, was ignored.

The Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? singer said that he had invited the star and his family to his home in Essex, where he has a football pitch in his grounds.

The pair have been feuding for years
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Rod revealed: "We don't talk to each other anymore. Big falling out.

"Last time I emailed him I said, 'I've got this football pitch, would you like the boys to come up?' You know, cos they both love football."

Sir Elton allegedly never replied.

In October an insider dished about why Elton was unhappy with Rod.

"Rod's continued barbed and personal criticism of his recent successes has crossed a line beyond their usual friendly rivalry," a source told The Sun.

Elton is reportedly hoping they can make up when he sends him a Christmas card
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"Elton cherishes his friendship with Rod and hasn't wanted to go public so made attempts to contact Rod directly to clear the air.

"'When his requests to speak were either knocked back or went unanswered, Elton felt compelled to set the record straight with this new chapter in his autobiography."

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