In Elton John's new memoir titled Me: Elton John, the iconic singer spoke about the relationships with some of his fellow celebrities including the "Thriller" star.
The iconic Rocket Man singer opened up about his battle with drug abuse in his shocking new memoir titled Me: Elton John. In addition to this, the star also recalled the details of his interaction with Michael Jackson during the final years of his life, reports Radar Online. John noted that he first met the pop sensation when he was a teen but it was towards the end of his life that the singer actually got the opportunity to interact with Jackson. Describing the Beat it singer as a disturbing person, John revealed that he found asking himself one question, "What prescription drugs he was being pumped full of?"
Providing a candid insight into the King of Pop's deteriorated state right before he tragically passed away on June 25, 2009, he wrote, He was genuinely mentally ill, a disturbing person to be around. However, this isn't the first time that John spoke of Jackson's troubled behavior. Back in the 2000s, the 72-year-old performer reportedly said that Jackson appeared to have "totally lost his marbles." Although their previous interactions weren't that great, John maintained that the sensational singer appeared rather ill.
Speaking of one such interaction, John revealed the disturbing details about a lunch gathering he had with the pop star in the 1990s. "The poor guy looked awful, really frail and ill," he said about the visibility declining condition of Jackson. But he was particularly blunt about Jackson's face, which despite appearing ill was plastered with makeup and made him look like a "maniac." Indulging in further detail, he wrote how Jackson's nose was "covered with sticking plaster." Recounting the lunch encounter, John explained how it grew worse after Jackson left the table "without a word."
Finally, after looking for a while, they found him inside the cottage of John’s housekeeper, where he was "quietly playing games" with her 11-year-old son. For whatever reason, he couldn’t seem to cope with adult company at all, he noted. Although the coroner ruled Jackson's death as a homicide due to "acute Propofol intoxication," there are many who still suspect that there was some foul play involved in his death. In 2011, Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted of manslaughter for providing the Thriller singer a deadly dose of prescription drugs. Apart from Jackson, John's memoir also includes revelations about his relationship with several other A-listers including Princess Diana.
John's book which is set to hit the shelves on October 15, also contains details about his personal conflict with drugs. Speaking about cocaine, he revealed how it made him "irresponsible and self-obsessed," according to a report by Daily Mail. He also confessed that the euphoric feeling he got after using the substance got him addicted to it. My appetite for the stuff was unbelievable — enough to attract comments in the circles I was moving in. Given that I was a rock star spending a lot of time in Seventies LA, this was a not inconsiderable feat, noted John. Furthermore, he explained how one ends up losing control over their actions once they start getting addicted to drugs. You become unreasonable and irresponsible, self-obsessed, a law unto yourself. It's your way or the highway. It's a horrible drug, wrote he.