Michael Jackson Was ‘Genuinely Mentally Ill, A Disturbing Person to Be Around’ – Elton John Reveals In His Memoir

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‘Rocketman’ Sir Elton John has revealed his belief that legendary ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson was sick in the head.

In excerpts from his memoir titled ‘Me’, Elton writes that he saw Jackson as mentally ill, and a ‘disturbing person to be around’

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John wrote: ”I’d known Michael since he was 13 or 14… He was just the most adorable kid you could imagine. But at some point in the intervening years, he started sequestering himself away from the world, and away from reality the way Elvis Presley did,”

He added: ”God knows what was going on in his head, and God knows what prescription drugs he was being pumped full of, but every time I saw him in his later years I came away thinking the poor guy had totally lost his marbles.

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”I don’t mean that in the light-hearted way. He was genuinely mentally ill, a disturbing person to be around.”

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com

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