It was 10 years ago that the legendary Michael Jackson took his last breath, leaving the world in a shock. The pop star wasn’t only loved, but he was celebrated and his spectacular legacy continues to be admired. However, legendary singer Elton John has a completely different opinion for Michael Jackson and it’s not a pleasing one for his fans. As per a report in dailymail.co.uk, Elton John, in his upcoming memoir, has called the late pop legend a ‘mentally ill’ person. Yes, you read it right! (Also read - Tiger Shroff’s Munna Michael Reminds Us Of The Bollywood Celebs Who Kept Michael Jackson Alive)
In his book, the singer opened up on his friendship with Jackson. Elton revealed that he has known Michael from a very long time and that after a few years; Jackson tried separating himself away from the world. "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," read an excerpt from his book.
Further, John added, “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. I don't mean that in a light-hearted way. He was genuinely mentally ill, a disturbing person to be around."
Michael Jackson lost his life due to overdose of sedatives that were prescribed by his personal physician. Conrad Murray. The singer consumed them in an attempt to go to sleep. (Also read - Also read - Michael Jackson's 61st Birth Anniversary: 8 Iconic Moments Of The Popstar’s Life That Put Everyone In 'State Of Shock')
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