Elton John Explains That His ‘Diva’ Reputation Came From Drug Use

Elton John Explains That His ‘Diva’ Reputation Came From Drug Use

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Elton John said his diva reputation was a result of his drug use.

In a new interview in The Hollywood Reporter, John discussed how he first started using cocaine, which ultimately led to behavior that he wasn’t proud of.

“I saw someone doing cocaine and didn’t know what it was,” John said. “They said it makes you feel good. So I thought, ‘I will have a go … .’ Worst decision of my life. I shouted at people. I wasn’t proud of that behavior because it is not really who I am.”

“It led a lot of people to say I’ve always been a diva,” he admitted. “I am not. Now I don’t take drugs.”

Read the full story on Ultimate Classic Rock.

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