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Elton John: "Freddie Mercury told me that if he was Queen I was the fucking queen mother"

2019-11-20T12:04:39.614Z

"I was nervous about all the stories that were going to come to light, but I've been as honest as I could," explained Elton John last night about Me (Reservoir Books), the autobiogr



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"I was nervous about all the stories that were going to come to light, but I've been as honest as I could," explained Elton John last night about Yo (Reservoir Books), the autobiography he published last month and presented to a crowded audience gathered at the Hammersmith Apollo theater in London. "It's the truth about me and I needed to write it at this time in my life. I want my children to know who their father was , well maybe not to know everything until they are 15 or 16, but I want them to know what my life was like ".

Between the humility of the boy raised in the London suburb of Pinner and the star forged in talent and cocaine in the United States, Sir Elton appeared for almost an hour before 3,300 people to make it clear that he does not give up for a second to a duality that has taken to the top.

"What's up, I don't think it was 15 minutes that it took me to compose the melody of Your song , maybe it was a little longer, but as soon as I put my hands on the piano the music flowed through me and a great song was created that he propelled me into the stratosphere, "Elton John presumed with false modesty. Reginald Kenneth Dwight, the name with which he was born 72 years ago, that shy, overweight, separated and rather ungrateful child who was never told he could be anything he wanted, tried to cry from the depths of his being when I watched the video of the first concert in which he performed his great success. The legend as a whole decided to contain the tears in a tender and almost comical pout.

When he could not contain them, it was at the moment of talking about one of his great friends and rivals on the podium of best musicians of the last 50 years, Freddie Mercury . "I've never met anyone like him, he was one of the funniest guys that ever crossed me, besides having a great talent. The truth is that we took drugs like crazy . He came one day and told me that if he was Queen I was the fucking queen mother, and the truth is that he was right. He had a house near his and when he was about to die he didn't want to go, it was scary. His life escaped and he just thought about living, "he says before of breaking inside and out. "One Christmas morning, they gave me a pillowcase in which there was a dedication of him ... I still keep it near my bed."

From his past, which is reflected in the almost 500 pages that make up I , Elton did not shy away from any questions. "It's normal that at first I liked Bernie [Taupin, his lyricist] a bit. We did everything together and I hadn't had anything like that in my 21 years of life. I didn't have sex until 23 , keep in mind that my Father told me that if I masturbated, I was going to go blind ... and notice, it was at that time that I started wearing glasses, "says Elton.

"Then for example in the US, where I don't remember too much of the nights but the music in Studio 54 was wonderful, the thing was different," he continued. " It was a site that closed at half past six and in which I tried to flirt with waiters and boys of the place, but when it came time had taken so much cocaine it was impossible for me would make cock anything. Once I I went with an uncle for an hour and a half in a bathroom and nothing, impossible. "

But Elton John also wanted to prove that sobriety, his marriage to David Furnish and being the father of two children have changed his life. " Music has been my salvation , it has always been when I needed it, in good times and in bad times, and without fans like those who are here today I would not be who I am," he confessed. "But just like life, he sent me a message with my husband, he did it when I visited an orphanage in Ukraine and met a child who didn't want to let me go. They didn't let me adopt him, because he was gay and older, but if it hadn't been for that I would have touched around the world all my life living a hedonistic life lacking a real purpose. I decided that I wanted to spend more time with my children and with David . My goal right now is to see them grow, get married and have the most wonderful life in the world ", sentenced.

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