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Love is a Drug
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Elton’s Interview With Piers Morgan

Monday 13
December 2010 @ 16:20
– GMT

 Elton was “very close” to death as he suffered seizures during his battle with drugs in the early years of his career.

The composer was addicted to alcohol and cocaine and in 1975 he suffered an overdose.

Elton has previously credited HIV/AIDS victim Ryan White with giving him the determination to quit drugs after the teenager died in 1990 – and now he’s revealed how dangerous his addiction had become, admitting he almost lost his life.

He told presenter Piers Morgan over the weekend:

”I became very close to death. I mean, I would have an epileptic seizure and turn blue, and people would find me on the floor and put me to bed, and then 40 minutes later I’d be snorting another line.

”This is how bleak it was. I’d smoke joints, I’d drink a bottle of whiskey and stay up three days straight.”

Elton also said that he used to believe drug addicts ”stuck needles in their arms.” He didn’t do this, but he was ”the biggest junkie around.”

Another topic that came up was money. Asked if he could go back to having a lot less, Elton’s response was:

”Listen, I have said to David, ‘I would live with you in a caravan, as long as I had you,’ he said.

”I’m not that facile, I’m not that shallow. I think about it sometimes, I think it would be nice to b****r off and buy a little house somewhere and have a simple life.

”If I had David in my life and my friends, I could live anywhere.”

But the entertainer added: ”I’m too far gone now, I’m too far in, you can’t run away like that’

”I’m very comfortable with my spending.”

”I have no guilt, Piers. I earn the money, I pay my taxes.”

Asked by Morgan about his relationship with ex-wife Renate Blauel – whom he married in Sydney in 1984 – he said: ”When I was in bed with her and we were having sex it was great but I thought ‘This is not right, I should probably be with a man.’ ”

Yet he said he still fancies women, and thinks there are many beautiful ones in the world.

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