ELTON JOHN tells celebrity news that “I feel sorry” for LINDSAY LOHAN and JUSTIN BIEBER.
You’re probably not the only one, Elton…
Over these past few months–or years, in Lindsay Lohan‘s case–Justin Bieber and Lindsay have mostly been making headlines for their “d-bag” antics and rehab troubles respectively, more so than for their acting and singing career developments.
And like most celebrities, Elton John can’t help but weigh in on what’s really happening to these troubled child stars and dedicated a song for them, titled “The Diving Board.”
“It’s about Lindsay Lohan, Justin, all these kids who are out there now not knowing what the hell is going on.”
“I hate to think of Lindsay because she had a talent, she was a great actress, and then it became all about the madness, the parties and everyone forgets about what put them there in the first place; they get lost in the idea that they are famous for who they are, not what they are.”
Elton then clarified that he wasn’t hating. Instead, he sincerely feels “sorry” for them, especially since he went through the same phase at the peak of his career. But unlike these “kids,” he “never stopped” making music even with all the “drinking, the drugs, whatever” that was going on.
“It was definitely rehab that saved me but it was music, that work ethic, that sense of ‘this is what I’m here for’ that kept me from totally blowing away in a bubble.”
To be fair, Justin has repeatedly told his loyal Beliebers that he’s about the music, but he never fails to shock us with bizarre reports of him peeing in mop buckets, threatening the paparazzi and doing recreational drugs.
As for Lindsay, she just got out of rehab and we’ve yet to find out if she will fulfill her (repeated) promises of earning everyone’s trust, once and for all.
Now at 66, the musical legend admits he’s still “passionate” about making music, but he can’t help but “worry that these kids will just get swallowed up.”
What can you say about Elton John‘s concern? Do you feel the same way?
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