Elton John says he still struggles with trauma and can ‘explode at any moment’
American Legendary entertainer, Sir Elton John has revealed he still struggles with the trauma of his childhood.
The 74-year-old singer said the trauma of his childhood inspired his parenting style to be the polar opposite towards his own children. Elton who shares sons Zachary, 10, and Elijah, eight, with husband David Furnish, said they are being raised to be ‘loved every second of the day’ and not fearing their parents like he did.
In an interview with Guardian, he said;
‘We never hit them or lose our temper with them. When they’re bad, they lose their pocket money, or their electronic stuff for a week – but they don’t get punished physically or mentally.
‘We talk it through with them. And they’re very happy children. I was always afraid of my parents, and I didn’t want my children to ever be afraid of me.
‘They’re going to feel embraced and loved every second of the day; they’re not going to be beaten and have those scars for the rest of their lives.’
During the height of his fame, Sir Elton had issues with his temper especially while abusing cocaine and alcohol. The singer who has been sober for 30 years, says chances are that he could ‘explode’ anytime.
‘My behaviour was so erratic and so unpredictable. And it’s still in me, to explode at any moment.
‘I’ve been trying to work on that for a long time and I’ve got a wonful husband who knows how to get me out of that stuff. I think it’s an artistic thing – artists can be so self-destructive sometimes, for no reason. I can have a day when everything in my whole life is going so well, and I get up and I feel like the world is against me. Why, I do not know.’