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Elton John Says He Was Bullied As An Adult Superstar

Elton John Says He Was Bullied As An Adult Superstar
4/2/2012 11:06 AM ET

Elton John has revealed that even after he became an international star he was still the subject of bullying due to his shyness.

In an interview with E!, the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter explained: "It was about control and them being able to keep me under their thumb. And I was the perfect candidate for it. Even though I was famous and a big deal, it doesn't matter, it's who you are underneath that, and I was always kind of shy and intimidated."

He went on to add: "One was violent and the other two were mentally violent. They were very important people in my life. They were important people in my career and in my personal life."

John, who is working on an anti-bullying campaign with Lady Gaga, urges victims to tell someone if they are being targeted:

"Speak out, speak out. Snitch on them. Try to defend yourself, not like me, who hid it and thought it was okay to just go on like it," he said.

by RTT Staff Writer

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