It is not so easy being rich and famous. It turns out that until recently, Elton John and his mother had not spoken to each other for nine years, so what caused the fight in the first place?
Extremely talented singer and musician Elton John is known for his inclinations towards tantrums, but falling out with your own mother for years and years begs some questions. In this case it happens to be because his mother decided to stay friends with two men that Elton wanted out of his and her life. The men in question were Bob Halley and John Reid. Halley was Elton’s driver for many years, while Reid was both his manager and his lover for a period of time. They were both close to the star and his mother Mrs Farebrother, until Elton wanted them out of his and his mother’s life. Of the dispute his mother said this:
I told him: ‘I’m not about to do that and drop them. Bob is like a son to me. He has always been marvellous to me and he lives nearby and keeps an eye on me.’ Then to my utter amazement, he told me he hated me. And he then banged the phone down. Imagine! To me, his mother! “I’m not a person to be controlled or told what I’ve got to do.”
Sticking to your guns and this trait of being strong-willed obviously runs in the family. For nine long years, this mother and son ceased talking. While they did not see each other or speak, Elton still supported his mother financially. The falling out of family members like this was modern day tragedy, but not anymore.
So Why Did They Make Up?
Well Elton John recently contracted a bacterial illness following a tour to Chile and it was quite serious. This close call with death meant a hasty making up for the mother and son. Elton John made their reconciliation public on Instagram on Mother’s Day with this touching picture and message:
Watch this report about their feud from a year ago (before they made up):
Featured image via YouTube.