Elton John appeared on the ‘Today Show’ and spoke about Billy Joel’s unhappy reaction to his comments in Rolling Stone about Joel’s struggles with addiction and not taking rehabilitation more seriously.
“He hates me at the moment. He sent me a message and he’s not happy. I understand that. I’m sorry I had to say it, but I’m saying it because I really want Billy to live a long life and be very happy. That’s all it came from. I understand why he’s mad at me. I’m only trying to help. Maybe I should have done it privately, but I’ve been so frustrated over the years.”
(Source: HuffingtonPost.com and NBC-TV)