Saturday, October 29, 2011
Ryan Adams Makes Peace with Sir Elton
The 36-year-old rocker admitted that he was trapped in a “dark” moment in life, abusing alcohol and drugs, until he met legendary singer on a music TV show in 2002.
The ‘Rocket Man’ hitmaker, who had himself battled with drugs in the past, offered to help Adams get sober, which he stubbornly refused.
“That guy (John) is like a shaman, he is like a sorcerer, the good wizard, one of the deepest people you can meet in music, but the honest truth is that he was at one point concerned for where I was headed,” the daily Express quoted the rocker as telling the Times.
“I was having a bad time romantically, I was having a hard time writing, he came out of the clouds, checked in on me and I barked at him. I alluded to him in a very hurtful way, said I was enjoying it down there in the unfathomable darkness. It was a really s**ty thing to do.”
The ‘New York, New York’ hitmaker, later apologised to John and insists he will always be grateful for the star’s kindness.
“He rang and we had a conversation and it was a very redemptive, beautiful thing. Some people need some time to be in the dark,” he added. (ANI)