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Bon Jovi sings happy birthday to Paul McCartney during his New Jersey concert

Bon Jovi sang Happy Birthday to his good friend Sir Paul McCartney at his New Jersey concert at MetLife Stadium in front of 50,000 fans on Thursday night.

The 60-year-old hitmaker of Always surprised the Beatles star on stage with the kind gesture for him on Saturday 80 years and gave him balloons.

Moments before the the rock legend was about to perform his apt Beatles classic Birthday, Paul the crowd asked if it was anyone’s birthday before Bon Jovi interrupted and joked, “I know it’s someone’s birthday.”

Fun: Bon Jovi sang Happy Birthday to his good friend Sir Paul McCartney at his New Jersey concert at MetLife Stadium in front of 50,000 fans on Thursday night

Fun: Bon Jovi sang Happy Birthday to his good friend Sir Paul McCartney at his New Jersey concert at MetLife Stadium in front of 50,000 fans on Thursday night

‘Who is that?’ McCartney then replied, before turning to see the star approaching.

Bon Jovi continued, “Welcome to New Jersey, I have 50,000 people who want to sing Happy Birthday to you.”

The sold-out crowd then sang “Happy Birthday,” with Bon Jovi on lead vocals.

After the song ended, Bon Jovi tried to release the balloons into the air, but they got stuck in the roof as he walked off stage.

Hug: The Always hitmaker, 60, surprised the Beatles star onstage with the kind gesture towards him that he turned 80 on Saturday and handed him balloons

Hug: The Always hitmaker, 60, surprised the Beatles star onstage with the kind gesture towards him that he turned 80 on Saturday and handed him balloons

While Bon Jovi wasn’t performing with McCartney, Bruce Springsteen showed up a few minutes later to jam a few songs

“In 80 more years of glory days,” Springsteen said at the end of their duets.

Beatles legend Sir Paul will deliver the highlight of the Glastonbury festival this weekend and has put the finishing touches to a stunning set featuring an emotional tribute to his late bandmate John Lennon – and a performance with the Ukrainian flag.

Surprise!  Just before the rock legend was about to perform his apt Beatles classic Birthday, Paul asked the audience if it was anyone's birthday before Bon Jovi interrupted and joked,

Surprise! Just before the rock legend was about to perform his apt Beatles classic Birthday, Paul asked the audience if it was anyone’s birthday before Bon Jovi interrupted and joked, “I know it’s someone’s birthday.”

McCartney will fly to the UK next week to prepare for the show where he will headline the Pyramid stage on Saturday 25 June – following his concert tour across America.

A friend of the star said: “He’s working on the setlist, but it looks like he’s going to do a virtual duet with John Lennon.

“There’s some footage of Lennon singing I’ve Got a Feeling, from Let It Be, having Paul hang out on the big screen and then he turns around and sings to him.

Busy man!  Paul has been touring the US for the past few weeks (pictured Thursday night at the MetLife stadium)

Busy man! Paul has been touring the US for the past few weeks (pictured Thursday night at the MetLife stadium)

“John’s voice is isolated in the footage and it’s stunning. He’s been doing that in America lately, and he’ll probably take it to Glastonbury too.”

More than two decades ago, when he was playing in Liverpool, Sir Paul performed a medley in tribute to Lennon, who was murdered in New York in 1980.

That included Give Peace A Chance, plus Strawberry Fields Forever and Help.

Given the current events in Ukraine, there will certainly be a strong desire to pay a full tribute to Lennon, whose idealistic crusade for world peace was carried out after his death by widow Yoko Ono.

Special moment: the sold-out audience then sang 'Happy Birthday', with Bon Jovi as lead vocal

Special moment: the sold-out audience then sang ‘Happy Birthday’, with Bon Jovi as lead vocal

Though the two men split toxically during the Beatles’ breakup, they had rebuilt their friendship by the time of John’s shocking death, leaving Paul with grief.

The Lennon and McCartney families are now very close friends, with Julian and Sean Lennon – John’s sons by wives Cynthia and Yoko – who are going to party with Stella McCartney after last year’s premiere of the documentary series Get Back.

Next weekend the entire McCartney clan will be at Glastonbury — wife Nancy, stepdaughter Heather, son James and daughters Mary, Stella and Beatrice, plus partners and the grandchildren (all eight) whom Paul calls “grandmother.”

Exciting!  Beatles legend Sir Paul will deliver the highlight of the Glastonbury festival this weekend and has put the finishing touches on a stunning set

Exciting! Beatles legend Sir Paul will deliver the highlight of the Glastonbury festival this weekend and has put the finishing touches on a stunning set

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