Sunday, August 10, 2014

Kate Bush Saved My Life - Elton

Sir Elton John has revealed how a Kate Bush song ‘saved his life’ by helping him kick his addiction to drink and drugs.

However, he has never told Bush just how much of an impact Don’t Give Up, a 1986 duet with Peter Gabriel, had on his life.

Sir Elton, 67, said: ‘This was one record that saved my life. That record helped me get sober.

‘So she [Bush] played a big part in my rebirth. That record helped me so much. I never told her that but it did.’

Bush’s contribution comes in the chorus when she sings: ‘Rest your head. You worry too much. It’s going to be all right. When times get rough you can fall back on us. Don’t give up.’

Sir Elton makes the revelations in a new BBC documentary The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill, which will be broadcast on BBC Four on Friday August 22 at 9.10pm.

- Daily Mail

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