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    Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:55:16

    Elton John Regrets Wasting Time Doing Drugs - He stopped in the 1990s

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    Drugs are no fun, according to Elton John. The singer says he regrets using drugs and wasting time and a chunk of his life getting high. The singer was addicted to alcohol and cocaine and even suffered an overdose at one point, but he quit using in the '90s.
    While chatting with TODAY show host Matt Lauer, the singer says he wished he stopped using soon, so he could have enjoyed his early success.

    He said, "I wasted such a big part of my life. I was a drug addict and self-absorbed. You know, I was having people die right, left, and center around me, friends. And yet I didn't stop the life that I had, which is the terrible thing about addiction. It's that – you know, it's that bad of a disease."

    What do you think of Elton John's "Hindsight is 20/20" assessment of his life?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    07.18.12



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