Elton John: Reality stars should be assassinated

27 November 2013 / 2 years 11 months ago

Sir Elton John says reality TV stars should be assassinated.

The 66-year-old singer thinks these kinds of shows - which he has been a vocal critic of - attract "nightmare people" who are just hungry for fame.

Speaking on BBC World satellite radio, Elton said: "With reality television, you get all these nightmare people who want to be successful, when you really want them to be assassinated."

The 'Home Again' hitmaker - whose 31st studio album 'The Diving Board' deals with issues surrounding entertainers finding fame young - thinks there are many talented individuals who end up spiralling out of control because they would "do anything" for fame. 

Quizzed on his new album, he said: "It's about someone who's attracted to fame no matter what.

"They want fame whatever the consequences, and they'll do anything to get there."

He thinks 'Mean Girls' star Lindsay Lohan - who has been to rehab on a number of occasions to combat substance abuse problems, most recently she underwent 90-days of court ordered treatment at the Betty Ford Clinic and then the Cliffside Malibu centre - was a "victim of success".

He added: "Lindsay Lohan, unfortunately, who had a great career as an actress and as a recording artist, she had a hit album...

"Suddenly, everything has fallen to bits because of the drugs. Her parents were a nightmare.

"She has become a victim of success and she wants success, no matter how much (it costs)."

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