Legendary singer Elton John recently released memoir “Me” has stunned readers with a no-holds-barred account of his hedonistic lifestyle at the height of his fame. He says he was consumed by addiction for years and would binge on cocaine “until I was absolutely certain there was no cocaine anywhere in the vicinity.”
Before acknowledging that drug abuse was slowly killing him, John says he looked to cocaine to fuel his insatiable sexual appetite, reports mirror.co.uk.
“I found it was an aphrodisiac, which is strange, because for most people it kills the erection side of things completely,” he writes.
“Never a problem for me, I’m afraid. Quite the opposite. If I took enough coke I could stay hard for days,” he added. The “Rocketman” singer said the drug opened his mind to new sexual experimentation.
“It takes all the inhibitions out of people. Even straight guys sometimes,” he recalls.
John said that the Hollywood mansion he purchased in 1975 became the backdrop for many of his sex parties.
“I mostly used the snooker room to seduce guys. Strip snooker! It usually seemed to do the trick, especially after a couple of lines of coke,” he says.
He added that sometimes he wouldn’t take part and would sit and observe other men instead: “I just watched, took Polaroids, organised things.”
A now 72-year-old John says he believes that not being that interested in having sex himself saved his life with multiple ex-partners of his becoming HIV - positive. (IANS)