Book: Elton John Was a Sex, Cocaine Addict
Sir Elton John is none too happy about a new tell-all book that exposes the singer's past as a cocaine and sex addict.
Written by Mark Bego, who has penned best-selling bios on Cher, Billy Joel and Michael Jackson, the book (Elton John: The Bitch is Back) claims Sir Elton tried to "commit suicide as he struggled with his sexuality and details a kinky homosexual threesome that took place the week of his doomed marriage to (female) recording engineer Renate Blauel in 1984," reports the National Enquirer.
This book, which will be on sale later this month, could not have come at the worst possible time, as Sir Elton and his partner David Furnish have been trying to adopt a child.
"There's some shocking stuff here," a source said. "Back then, Elton went through mountains of cocaine and rivers of booze. He really only straightened out with the help of David -- David really saved his life."
Mark told the tabloid Sir Elton "routinely lied to the press about his cocaine and his sex addiction" for most of his life. What I did was find people who were there with him, doing the drugs and having sex with him, to tell of their encounters. I actually had more Elton sex and drugs stories that I could fit into another book!"
Source: National Enquirer, Oct. 26, print edition.