Sir Elton John has blasted his late mother as a “sociopath”.
The 72-year-old singer says he is relieved his mother, Sheila Farebrother, never met his two sons, eight-year-old Zachary and Elijah, six – who he has with husband David Furnish – because she would have criticised them.
“She never liked anybody.”— Sir Elton John
Speaking on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’, he said: “She never liked David. She never liked anybody. She never asked to see the children. But I’m glad they didn’t meet her, because she would have criticised them, like she criticised me. She couldn’t help herself. She’s a sociopath.”
Elton had been estranged from his mother for many years but reconciled with her before she died in 2017.
He said: “The only thing that changed was I didn’t lose my temper. “I knew what was coming, and I let her get on with it. And I just said: ‘I love you, Mum,’ and she said: ‘I love you, too. I don’t like you, but I love you. But I don’t like you.'”