Elton John asked to help George
Friends of singer George Michael - who has openly spoken about his love of drug taking and csual sex - have reportedly begged Sir Elton John to help him face his problems
This article is from 2009.
Sir Elton John keeps getting phone calls from George Michael's "worried" friends.
The legendary pop star and his husband David Furnish have been asked to intervene and help the 'Faith' singer tackle his drug problems and penchant for casual sex.
David revealed: "They keep calling us and saying, 'You have to do something, George is in a bad way.'
"George has to want help himself and if he wants help, then we're here for him.
"If he doesn't want help, that's his choice too or if he doesn't think he needs help then that's also fine."
George - who has openly spoken about his drug use and love of cottaging, meeting men anonymously for casual sex - recently spoke out about his frustration with 'Candle in the Wind' singer Elton for voicing his concerns over the way he lives his life.
He said: "Elton will not be happy until I bang on his door in the middle of the night saying, 'Please, please, help me, Elton. Take me to rehab.' It's not going to happen."
However, David claims he and Elton have only offered the former Wham! singer their support because they get asked to intervene so regularly.
He explained to BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Victoria Derbyshire: "We're only reacting to what his close friends are saying to us. A lot of people are saying it to us, we get it very regularly.
"They're saying they're concerned about his health, concerned about his state of mind and his well-being and because Elton has been there and experienced sobriety now for 19 years, that perhaps he's in the best position to help him."