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Sir Elton John: Drug binges made me a diva

SIR ELTON JOHN reckons his diva-licious reputation is down to drugs misuse.

Addressing talk of a prima donna temperament in his heyday, the 72-year-old Rocketman said: ‘I wasn’t a total c***. But there were occasions when you take substances, and then come down from them, that lead to bad behaviour and irrationality.

‘I never treated people that badly. I was irrational… shouted at people. It makes you insane. And it is an insane thing to do to take loads of drugs. I wasn’t proud of that behaviour, because it is not really who I am.’

Speaking on a podcast, the chart-topper conceded: ‘It has led to a lot of people saying I’ve always been a diva. I was not in the early days. Drugs lead to that behaviour and that kind of label stuck to me.’