Sir Elton's Sympathy For Jackson

SIR ELTON JOHN felt sorry for MICHAEL JACKSON in his later years - because the THRILLER star was a "damaged" man who spent a lot of time alone.
The Rocket Man became close friends with Jackson in the 1980s and would often see him at concerts with Elizabeth Taylor.
But he was sad to see the decline in Jackson's personality in more recent years, insisting the legendary singer put himself under too much pressure to better his record-breaking achievements in music.
Sir Elton tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "(Michael was) charming, sweet, lovely - but damaged. He came down (to my home) and we closed all the curtains and had lunch. He said it was the first time he'd sat down and had a meal with people for 10 years. He would always eat on his own.
"Fame infantilises people. You don't ever grow up. But thank God, I did... I remember talking to Michael once when he did Thriller and I said, 'How are you going to top that?' He said, 'Oh, the next one's going to do twice as much', and I thought, 'Michael, it's not. You can't. You put so much pressure on yourself'."


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Thriller was MJ's record-breaking bench-mark setting record and short film. It changed the industry. But I believe he DID top it, despite what the media and charts would have us believe. He constantly pushed the bar higher and higher, and many of his contemporaries in the industry and testified. However, the first is usually the most memorable. BUT, even so, for me his nearly-40 minute short film "Ghosts" is the greatest! I cherish every music clip he made, particularly the later ones (Blood on the Dance Floor, Rock My World) and can't wait to see the previously un-released "One More Chance" when it is released on the Michael Jackson's Vision DVD collection next month!
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Sir Eltons Sympathy for MICHAEL JACKSON.......
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YOU MISS YOUR FRIEND..................
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Since this writer is quoting from a tabloid, and since Sir Elton probably hadn't seen or talked to MJ in more than 10 years, if not 20, I don't believe this report. In addition, MJ was sitting down to eat with his family since his marriage to Lisa Marie and since his children were born. This is not a reliable report for MJ news after the year 1993.
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Didn't Elton John say on the Rosie O'Donnell Show after news came out about Michael marrying Debbie Row in Australia that "Australia is where GAY people go to get married". "Sir" Elton, please SHUT UP. You talked a lot of crap about the man (like 99% of the showbiz community) and NOW you tell everyone about how "damaged" he was. You "grew up". NO. Don't think so. You're a snobby old queen and you need to focus on YOUR own life. Why does everybody play "psychologist" when it comes to Michael Jackson. It's DISGUSTING!!
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Another BIG Question: Why the hell would Elton John ask Michael whether he "planned to top Thriller" if he already knew the answer was "NO"? Clearly Sir Elton enjoys asking rhetorical questions. The mediaLOID and celeb community needs to SHUT UP about Michael.
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I agree with @SWB, if this report is truth; from what year Michael said it to Elton??? he dont eat with anyone???? obviously is a lie. yes, Michael eat with his family, Lisa, the children, his children, (Debbie I dont know...) the others famous would may STOP speak about Michael. Now "ALL KNOW" to Michael!!!! and in his last years they arenot know who was Michael!!! is really disgusting.
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Wow....so many revelatons coming out now about MJ....He was damaged??? hmmmmmmm......damaged by what or by whom may I ask? R.I.P MJ
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Why is it that everyone in the world NOW has a comment or statement to make about Michael. What is HE promoting that he needs the publicity? If he were alive, no one would be saying "jack", except to critisize him or call him names. LEAVE HIM ALONE AND QUIT USING HIM!signed: I'm looking out for you MJ!
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Michael did say that he was a perfectionist! With each record he wanted it to be better than the last one.Michael did say that he was lonely. I guess that can happen when you are a superstar! It's very hard to trust people when some people would do anything for Michael just to be close to him.RIP Michael you'll never know just how much your fans, family and friends miss you so much!
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