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Elton John says he would live 'in a caravan' as long as he had partner David... after admitting he once demanded a private jet be re-painted before he would flyBy Andrea Magrath
Last updated at 1:40 PM on 13th December 2010
During his appearance on Piers Morgan's Life Stories last night, Elton John's showbiz friends joked about him being 'most famous for spending money.'
Broadcaster Johnnie Walker even recalled a Christmas where he witnessed the superstar and David Furnish giving each other gold-plated Monopoly sets as gifts.
But the 63-year-old icon insists that he would 'live in a caravan,' as long as he had Furnish.
'Not shallow': Elton John said on last night's Piers Morgan's Life Stories that he would 'live in a caravan' as long as he had David Furnish
'There's no getting away from it, It's fun to have money,' he admitted.
'Could you go back to being poor?' Morgan asked him.
Love: Elton married long-term partner David Furnish in 2007
'Listen, I have said to David, "I would live with you in a caravan, as long as I had you,"' he said.
'I'm not that facile, I'm not that shallow.
'I think about it sometimes, I think it would be nice to b****r off and buy a little house somewhere and have a simple life.
'If I had David in my life and my friends, I could live anywhere.'
But Elton added: 'I'm too far gone now, I'm too far in, you can't run away like that.'
'I'm very comfortable with my spending.
'I have no guilt, Piers. I earn the money, I pay my taxes.
'I've never lived anywhere else but Britain - it goes back into the economy, what's the problem?'
Elton says that he was more demanding back in his drugs haze, confirming that he once demanded that a private jet be re-painted before he would board.
'Yeah that's true,' the Your Song singer admitted.
'It was a 707; It was a turd colour. It was like an enormous flying turd,' he recalled.
'The record company paid for it to be re-painted and there was all stars.
'I was in the position to do that, and everyone who used it after was grateful for it.'
But the legendary hit maker was coy when asked to confirm the items on his rider (the list of demands for his dressing room).
Frank: Elton did admit that 'having money is fun' and confirmed that he once demanded a private jet be re-painted
'I don't actually know what my rider is,' John replied.
He did concede the specific instructions for the bouquet of flowers in his dressing room however, which included 'No chrysanthemums, no lilies, no carnations, and definitely no daisies.'
'Whats the problem?': The hit maker defended his extravagant lifestyle, saying he earned his money and pays his taxes
Referring to his documentary Tantrums and Tiaras, he said 'sometimes people are a spoiled brat,' and I wanted to show that.'
The artist also revealed that he is still attracted to women, despite coming out of the closet forty years ago.
Dream: Piers Morgan told Elton John that he's been waiting to interview him for 25 years'
But he said he still fancies women: 'There are so many beautiful women in the world,' he said. 'How can you not think a woman is beautiful?'
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