Sir Elton John has shared how he tried to help his friend George Michael with his drug issues but felt that the late singer wasn’t ready to listen and didn’t want to be saved.
Michael died on Christmas Day, 2016 after battling addiction for years, with experts insisting years of heavy drug abuse took a fatal toll on his body.
And now Elton, who has also struggled with addiction issues, has revealed he tried to help George give up drugs, telling Britain's Channel 4 News: I tried to put my arms around him. I tried to help, but you can't help people who don't want to help themselves.
I've learned that as an addict, and I'm 28 years clean and sober. When people told me when I was using that I was doing the wrong thing, I was so angry and I just told them to go away or I actually used stronger language than that. So, I understand George, you know when I said a couple of things, and he did a whole page interview in Heat magazine saying I should shut up, and I understood what his reaction was.
Check out the rest of the interview, in the video above!