Sir Elton John has blasted his late mom as a ”sociopath”.
The 72-year-old singer says he’s relieved his mom, Sheila Farebrother, by no means met his two sons, eight-year-old Zachary and Elijah, six – who he has with husband David Furnish – as a result of she would have criticised them.
Speaking on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’, he stated: ”She by no means favored David. She by no means favored anyone. She by no means requested to see the kids. But I’m glad they did not meet her, as a result of she would have criticised them, like she criticised me. She could not assist herself. She’s a sociopath.”
Elton had been estranged from his mom for a few years however reconciled together with her earlier than she died in 2017, though he claims by no means modified.
He stated: ”The solely factor that modified was I did not lose my mood.
”I knew what was coming, and I let her get on with it. And I simply stated, ‘I really like you, Mum,’ and he or she stated, ‘I really like you, too. I do not such as you, however I really like you. But I do not such as you.”’
Elton additionally spoke about his earlier battle with medicine and admitted that getting hooked on cocaine in 1974 was certainly one of his greatest regrets.
He stated: ”It practically destroyed my soul.
”My soul was black, like a charred piece of steak, till I stated, ‘I need assistance.’ And immediately a bit of pilot gentle in my soul got here alongside going, ‘Yes, I’m nonetheless right here. I’m nonetheless right here.”’
Elton beforehand admitted he was very reluctant to start out a household due to his personal ”depressing” childhood.
He stated: ”Every time David had talked about the concept of beginning a household, I had offered him with an inventory of objections so lengthy it simply wore him into submission.
”I did not need children. I used to be too outdated. Too set in my methods. Too absent — at all times off on tour. Too eager on porcelain and images and fashionable artwork, none of which responds properly to being knocked over or drawn on with crayon or smeared with Marmite.
”But, actually, my very own childhood was on the root of each objection.
”Bringing up kids was an unimaginable problem, and I knew from private expertise how terrible it was for those who f***ed that problem up. I could not stay with the considered making my very own kids as depressing as I’d been.”