Elton hit the headlines when he slammed Madonna for lip-syncing at a recent awards dinner in London, prompting Everett to attack the rocker.
He tells America's Entertainment Weekly magazine, "Rupert obviously needs publicity. He said I should stop being so cranky. Well, I'm not cranky. I just happened to say (it).
"I don't want to escalate it because I like Madonna. She's been to my house for dinner. It was something that was said in the heat of the moment,
"The reaction to it was hysterical. It was like I said I think all gays should be killed or I think HITLER was right."01/11/2004 10:50