Sir Elton John Says His Addictions Made Him a ‘Monster’


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Sir Elton John “lost [his]own humanity” because of his substance addictions, and he has admitted his life took a turn for the worst and he became a “monster” when he “hit the pinnacle” of his career.

The 70-year-old music legend has credited his successful career for opening up “imaginable doors”.

Speaking openly at Harvard University on Monday, the Rocket Manhitmaker – who picked up the Peter J Gomes Humanitarian Award from the Harvard Foundation at the bash because of his work to fight against HIV and Aids – said: “My passion and commitment to music opened up imaginable doors and took me to new heights in life. But once I hit the pinnacle, happiness became elusive and darkness crept in. I lost my own humanity in an excess of drugs, alcoholism, and eating disorders. During my addictions in the 1980’s the Aids epidemic surfaced, and the government took no notice of it. I lost so many friends to Aids and I didn’t put myself on the line because of the addictions I was going through. The drugs…click here to continue reading