Elton John remembers Michael Jackson as a “disturbing person” plagued with mental illness during the final years of his life, RadarOnline.com reported.
In the “Rocket Man” singer’s shocking new memoir titled Me, John opened up about the King of Pop’s deteriorated state before his tragic death on June 25, 2009.
John wrote that he met the pop star when he was a teen. But it wasn’t until Jackson’s later years that John questioned “what prescription drugs he was being pumped full of.” “He was genuinely mentally ill, a disturbing person to be around,” John wrote.
The 72-year-old performer concluded that Jackson appeared to have “totally lost his marbles” in the 2000s.
But even decades prior, John said Jackson was troubled. He revealed details of a disturbing lunch he had with the pop star in the 1990s, where Jackson appeared sick and donned a face full of makeup and plaster.
John was particularly candid about Jackson’s makeup, which appeared to have been applied by a “maniac.” Jackson’s nose was “covered with a sticking plaster,” he wrote.
The alarming lunch encounter grew worse when John recalled Jackson disappearing from the table “without a word.” He was later found inside of the cottage of John’s housekeeper “quietly playing games” with her 11-year-old son.