Sir Elton says fathers have a lot to answer for

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Sir Elton John has admitted that he believes his anger towards his father spurred him on to become so successful.

He said ‘When I saw Billy Elliot, a story about this boy trying to prove something to his father, it totally floored me emotionally.

‘It felt like my story. My dad wanted me to become a banker or join the Air Force. Going into rock ‘n’ roll wasn’t really seen as an option.

‘I blamed a lot of my lack of self-esteem [on him], my problems with weight, my glasses.

‘All these things which are so rooted in your childhood and never go away.’ I wonder how his fathering skills will flourish now?

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