Elton John reveals the reason why he won't watch Bohemian Rhapsody

music news 21/10/2019

Since promoting his new autobiography, the world has learned a lot more about Sir Elton John.

While we all got an insight into his life with his biopic Rocketman, it seems as Elton embarks on the promotional tour for his autobiography Me he is opening up even more.

During an interview with GQ, Sir Elton revealed why he has never watched Bohemian Rhapsody, the 2018 biopic about the band Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury.

"I couldn't see it. I couldn't watch it because I'm so close to Freddie. I've seen snippets of it and I thought that Rami Malek was fantastic, but being Freddie's dearest friend, I couldn't watch it," Elton confessed.

The two friends became close as they were both rising to stardoms in the 1980s.

Elton John also said Freddie Mercury and a group of other famous musicians helped him seek treatment for his drug abuse problem.

Writing in his autobiography Me, Elton revealed it was at a house party in Los Angeles a few decades ago that Mercury, George Harrison of The Beatles and Bob Dylan remarked on John spinning out of control.

Mercury even asked a friend to take John to rehab. John eventually agreed and got sober in 1990.