Ryan Adams - Sir Elton Tried To Help Ryan Adams With Addictions

Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams has hailed Sir Elton John a "shaman and sorcerer" after the Brit reached out to rescue him from his addiction problems.
The rocker admits he was trapped in a "dark" moment in life, abusing alcohol and drugs, when he met John on a music TV show in 2002.
The Rocket Man hitmaker, who famously battled his own drug demons, offered to help Adams get sober but the young star stubbornly refused.
He tells Britain's The Times, "That guy (John) is like a shaman, he is like a sorcerer, the good wizard, one of the deepest people you can meet in music, but the honest truth is that he was at one point concerned for where I was headed.
"I was having a bad time romantically, I was having a hard time writing, he came out of the clouds, checked in on me and I barked at him. I alluded to him in a very hurtful way, said I was enjoying it down there in the unfathomable darkness. It was a really s**ty thing to do."
Adams, who is now clean, later apologised to John and insists he will always be grateful for the star's kindness.
He adds, "He rang and we had a conversation and it was a very redemptive, beautiful thing. Some people need some time to be in the dark."


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hello, I don't know what that is, just remember I am his date for the next time sir elton john comes to Winnipeg, ok. I found out clarence is remaried to that prostitute he was having an affair with, and had his child, for 20 years ago, so there you go, they're gone, I fight off the don't discredit me squaters, liars, tresspassers on my house in Zhoda, on lot 6, so you think drugs and alcohol does anything, really eat away maybe not, at something, or not, I don't know, but whats wrong with being sober? moderation is the key they say to life, I survived this assualt of a mopid thief, they can't go to me, and my house full of prostiution, break and enter and whoredomes, I saw someone running in from the wind was blowing, and he was saying did you say that? the window at starbucks was moving, ? so then he says want to come to my place, I was surprised luckily I took the invitation for only a out of the freezing cold a room for rent possibly, and nothing going on, I couldn't get to my bike, its at cousins, and home in zhoda, so I sleep on chair/couch, its cold, but not too bad, I don't want anyone to think I' m being with anyone cuz I'm not, so I looked for a ride, applied for welfare, on friday, cuz my EI canada pension cheque is late, they're really is my work I lived from, nothing else, I worked, I"m statused Farmer. in my papers, and I went to the Wheat board protest had coffee, doughnut, talked with them, and winnipeg is colder now, getting ready for winter, going home soon, to zhoda, I only sleep was in church today, saturday, there's william shatner in town, I went to see him, not yet, and no money, and tomorow. why they did that I am not tatooed, thats it, I'm church , people. worked for a living, so my hay bails attract, me, I sure like the trailer in front of wheat , will take care dear elton, I hope to see you, stay alone, explained I'm for alone and kids, kids are in saskatons
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