Elton John “never really wanted to do drugs”
Elton John called the moment he took his first line of cocaine one of the biggest regrets of his career “unexpected”.
As detailed in his 2019 biopic Rocket man, it took him years to escape the addiction issues that followed, and he admitted that this affected the quality of his music production.
“I wouldn’t have taken so many drugs,” John told Ladbible TV when asked about regrets. “Even though I continued to work when I was on drugs, I didn’t do my best every now and then. … I never really wanted to do drugs, I just signed up for fun and it became addictive. I became a drug addict and an alcoholic, and learned my lesson since, but I would, if I could go back to when I first saw a line of cocaine, I would say no now.
When asked to describe his career, he chose the word “unexpected”. “I’ve never really been a singer in my band, Bluesology,” he explained. “And then when I started to write songs, nobody recorded them. So, I had to sing the songs, and so I became a singer by accident. What’s good in life is you. throws things you don’t expect at all My career… started in 1970 and exploded I never saw that coming at all.
You can watch the interview below.
In a separate interview, based on her recent album Containment sessions, John said NME that he was determined to complete his farewell tour before ending the performance element of his career. “Right now, I’m supposedly ending in 2023, in the summer when I’ll be 76 – and that’s it,” he said. “I can’t wait to do it and have a good time, and I can’t wait to finish and say, More, I’ve had enough. “
He added that he “will make records, and I will do my radio show, but… I got enough applause. I want to be with my family. I want to be with my boys. I will always be creative, but I I don’t want to spend the rest of my life flying here, flying there. I can’t do more than I’ve done now and save for the charity that might come. That’s it for me . “
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