Elton John: Cocaine made me hijack a Rolling Stones gig and punch my manager
Elton John has revealed details of his heavy cocaine use at the height of his career, saying he trashed a hotel room, hijacked a Rolling Stones gig and once punched his manager and took all his clothes off on a video set.
According to details in his new autobiography, serialised in The Daily Mail, it seems even the hard-partying Keith Richards was unimpressed by his antics.
The singer has already revealed he was successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2017, but was “24 hours from death” after suffering from an infection in South America just a few months after his treatment.
In the latest extract, he has written about his addiction to cocaine in the 1970s and ’80s, detailing the “confidence and euphoria” it gave him.
“My appetite for the stuff was unbelievable – enough to attract comment in the circles I was moving in,” he writes. “Given that I was a rock star spending a lot of time in Seventies LA, this was a not inconsiderable feat.”
Detailing a morning in June 1983, when he was filming the video for I’m Still Standing in Cannes, he says he was woken in his hotel room by his PA, Bob Halley.
“I followed him into his own room. He opened the door to reveal a scene of total devastation. There wasn’t a single piece of furniture left intact, except the bed………read more
Source: Sky News