Sir Elton John has branded the late Michael Jackson “Mentally ill” and “Disturbing to be around” in his sensational new autobiography.
Legendary pop icon Sir Elton John has enjoyed about half a century of super-stardom, and now he is more candid than ever. In his new memoir Me: Elton John, he has made many shocking revelations. One among them is about his friendship with Michael Jackson, who he thought was “mentally ill”.
Elton John was friends with Michael Jackson for a very long time. However, things changed as the late he got older. In fact, Elton John became concerned about the way he would “sequester himself away from the world”.
The signer, 72, explained that he had been friends with the Thriller hitmaker in his early career but saw how he changed as his fame grew with time.
They met when Michael was just only thirteen, with Elton describing him as “Just the most adorable kid you could imagine”. In fact, Elton John became concerned about the way he would “isolate himself away from the world”.
He said that he doesn’t mean that in a light-hearted way.
He also recalled the time when Michael Jackson invited him to one of his parties and wandered off. He was found playing with his housekeeper’s son, which prompted him to deduce, “for whatever reason, he couldn’t seem to cope with the adult company at all.”
Michael Jackson had died in 2009 due to an overdose of sedatives suggested by his personal physician. Earlier this year, the star was accused of child sexual abuse by two men who were friends with him as youngsters in the documentary Finding Neverland.
The Your Song singer has claimed in his memoirs that his father, the late Stanley Dwight, failed to support his career choice, and never told him he loved him or was proud of him.
But Elton’s half-brother Geoff, 53, has claimed that he only chooses to believe what he wants to believe and that he seems to have suffered massive memory loss.
I don’t understand because my mum, my dad and me, we all went to see him as his guests in Liverpool, Geoff told The Mirror.