On Sunday, Elton John was the featured guest on CBS Sunday Morning as he continues to promote his upcoming memoir, Me. During the wide-ranging interview, the pop icon spoke about his struggles with drug addiction and road to sobriety, his fraught relationship with his mother, his outlandish style choices, grappling with his identity and sexuality, his decision to retire from touring, his marriage to husband David Furnish, and more.
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In particular, John opened up about the important role his drug addiction and eventual sobriety have played in his life’s story. Sir Elton explained that when he originally got into cocaine in 1974, his first taste made him throw up. However, he quickly went back for more—”Because I wanted to join in so much and be part of the gang, I went back and asked for another line,” he said. “Isn’t that crazy? But that’s what being a drug addict is, crazy. I so wish I’d never taken a drug. But in the end, unless I’d have got sober, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.”
You can watch the entire Elton John CBS This Morning segment below:
Elton John on CBS Sunday Morning – 10/13/19
[Video: CBS Sunday Morning]
You can pre-order Elton John’s Me via MacMillan Publishers today. The new autobiography is set to be released on October 15th.
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Elton John is currently on the road for his ongoing Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. For a full list of upcoming Elton John shows, head to his website here.
[H/T CBS News]