January 19, 2017

Elton John understands why Billy Joel hates him right now

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: Elton John made headlines last week when he told ‘Rolling Stone Magazine’ that his frequent touring partner Billy Joel is an alcoholic in need of some tough rehab.

“At the end of the day, he’s coasting,” Elton told the magazine. “I always say, ‘Billy, can’t you write another song?’ It’s either fear or laziness. It upsets me. … Billy’s a conundrum. We’ve had so many cancelled tours because of illnesses and various other things, alcoholism. … He’s going to hate me for this, but every time he goes to rehab they’ve been light. When I went to rehab, I had to clean the floors. He goes to rehab where they have TVs. I love you, Billy, and this is tough love.”

Publicly, Joel took the high road and said “Elton is just being Elton” and said the remarks would not change his affection for him.

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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