Sir Elton John feels “sorry” for Lindsay Lohan and Justin Bieber, and has even wrote a song, “The Diving Board” — about them getting “swallowed up” in fame.
He tells Britain’s Event magazine:
You might think it’s about me; the drugs, the excesses, the millions on flowers, the tantrums, the outfits and the glasses… but it isn’t… It’s about Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber, 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.
I feel sorry for these kids. I was 23 when I got famous. And I made every mistake in the book. But whatever was going on, the drinking, the drugs, whatever, I was still making music, I kept making music and I never stopped.
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.
I worry that these kids will just get swallowed up.