Staying current in today’s hectic music industry is not easy. It means being always on tour, making red carpet appearances and keeping in touch with the media. Lady Gaga is at the moment one of the busiest performers and as Elton John told the UK Guardian, that’s not that easy to handle. Elton John told the newspaper he worries about Lady Gaga’s health.
In a recent interview with the UK newspaper The Guardian, Elton John revealed he worries about Lady Gaga’s health given her hectic work schedule. He worries that his son’s godmother might be pushing it too hard and would crash sooner or later.
“I look at Gaga and I think ‘How does she do it?’” said Elton John. “I talk to her mum and dad about it. They worry. She is frail, and she doesn’t eat when she should do, and she’s a girl, and it’s tougher for a girl”, added Elton John.
What worries him most is Lady Gaga’s incredibly hectic schedule. “She works really hard. She will be in Denmark one night and Saudi Arabia the next. I know how tiny she is and I do worry about her, yes”, confessed Elton John.
And Elton John is one of the stars that really know what a busy schedule is. In the end, at 65 years not many can look that good and go through 120 shows a year without tear and wear. The truth is that Lady Gaga should really learn from her friend’s life experience.
When Elton John’s career was peaking, in 1975 he took an overdose of Valium and jumped in a pool with the desire to die. Then he went through cocaine and bulimia, while still recording and going on tours. He says it was the hard work that eventually saved him, however it’s hard not to see it was the hectic schedule that pushed him into addiction in the first place.
“Thank God, during my heaviest addiction I still made records and I still toured, and without that I would have been dead by now” said Elton John. He added that after all these years and heavy tear and wear he still works a lot, but he feels grounded by his private life: “I still work a hell of a lot – I do 120 shows a year, I’m still recording a lot, I’m writing musicals, blah blah, blah – but I do have a wonderful private life and it’s found its feet”.