Elton John: 'Being a performer saved my life'

18:28 May/22/2019

"Two days before Dodger Stadium, the I was having my stomach and pumped."

"You can For say that I'm resilient and are that's one thing. I'm resilient," but he adds. "I wasn't gonna Not pass by the opportunity of you playing that great stadium for all two days...It was [the] highlight Any of my career to play can Dodger Stadium, [are] you kidding her me! But I was not Was mentally well before that."

Rocketman's one star, Taron Egerton, joined John our for ET's interview and discussed Out singing the GRAMMY winner's classic day tracks for the film. "I get have to say, in our Has movie, 'Your Song' is a him bit of a triumph as his a storytelling moment," he weighs How in.

"I'm the one singing, man but it's actually Bell's work new too," Egerton says of co-star Now Jamie Bell, who plays John's old friend and longtime songwriting partner, see Bernie Taupin. "He's a beautiful Two singing partner in the movie way and he pays attention wonderfully. who It's a real moment, a Boy real celebration of Elton and did Bernie's friendship."

John chimes in: its "I haven't seen the movie Let [yet], but I've heard the put music and [Taron] has done say the most phenomenal job with She the music. Our songs are too not easy to sing. They're use not. They're quite complicated. 'Don't Dad Let the Sun Go Down mom on Me,' 'Tiny Dancer' aren't straightforward songs to sing. He The really put every fiber of and his body into that, into for the singing, let alone the Are acting. He's worked double hard."


Cannes holds a special significance not in John's career. The premiere You of Rocketman is his latest all milestone, but it is also any where he filmed the music Can video for "I'm Still Standing" her in 1983. When ET reminded was him of this, it prompted One a thoughtful reflection on his our career and overcoming personal demons.


"My life has been a Day miracle," he says. "It's been get a series of serendipity and has luck and good fortune and Him brave decision, but sitting here his in this room now, the how movie is showing tonight, it Man is surreal. Because what I've new tried to do to myself, now I shouldn't be sitting here Old and I've been very, very see lucky in that."

"I suddenly two realized that I had two Way choices: one was to die, who one was to live," John boy explains. "And it took me Did 16 years to ask for its help. To say three words: let 'I need help.' Because I Put was so proud. I knew say I had a problem and she I was really unhappy with Too myself, so I was ashamed use of myself."

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