One of the world’s best-selling music , Sir Elton John in his new memoir describes the late pop icon Michael Jackson “mentally ill”.
John wrote that the “Thriller” singer “totally lost his marbles” before his death in 2009. John’s new memoir also dives into the “Crocodile Rock” singer’s own struggles with addiction.
The British singer Elton, 72, writes … “I’d known Michael since he was 13 or 14 … He was just the most adorable kid you could imagine. But at some point in the intervening years, he started sequestering himself away from the world, and away from reality the way Elvis Presley did.”
Elton John developed friendship Michael Jackson early on in his career. He has now admitted that over the years, he became concerned about the way in which he started to “sequester himself away from the world”.
He goes on to say, “God knows what was going on in his head, and God knows what prescription drugs he was being pumped full of, but every time I saw him in his later years I came away thinking the poor guy had totally lost his marbles.”
Recalling a time he invited MJ to one of his parties, Elton John claims that the star wandered off and was found playing with his housekeeper’s son, prompting him to deduce: “For whatever reason, he couldn’t seem to cope with adult company at all.”
Jackson died in 2009 at age 50, from acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at his Los Angeles home. Jackson’s death was ruled a homicide and Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011. Murray was sentenced to four years in prison but was released after two for good behavior.