SIR Elton John, Courtney Love and Whitney Houston are among a long list of musicians whose drug-addled pasts are set to be revealed in a new celebrity tell-all book.
All three artists have endured widely-publicised struggles with substance abuse - and the details will now be published in upcoming tome The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends, which claims to uncover "fun and fascinating facts" about "every conceivable kind of drug and the people who use them".
Authors Adriano Sack and Ingo Niermann write of John's alleged admission to his former drug addiction: "I did not know how to speak to anyone unless I had a nose full of cocaine."
The book - scheduled for release in August (08) - also features the addictions battled by celebrities including George Michael, Amy Winehouse and Beach Boys' singer Brian Wilson.