'I was always afraid of my parents.'
'I was always afraid of my parents.'
Jmenternational / JMEnternational for BRIT Awards / Getty ImagesElton, who collaborated with Dua Lipa on"Cold Heart (Pnau remix)," a track that pulls from his '70s classic"Rocket Man," recently discussed the pair's latest hit in an interview with
, where the artist also spoke about mental health, sobriety, and how his upbringing has influenced his approach to parenting in adulthood.Marc Piasecki / Getty Images For Global CitizenElton and his husband, David Furnish, share two children: Zachary, who is 10 years old, and Elijah, who is 8.
Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images for iHeartMedia"I was always afraid of my parents, and I didn't want my children to ever be afraid of me," Elton shared, after saying earlier that growing up in a household where his actions were met with violence affected his sense of self and behavior for years. headtopics.com
Kristy Sparow / Getty Images For Global Citizen"The self-loathing, not having any self-esteem, that all comes from when I was a kid," he explained, adding that"in the 50s – you got slapped round the face, you got a good hiding. 'It was bloody good for you.'"
Medianews Group / MediaNews Group via Getty Images"It wasn't good for me," Elton said."It left me walking on eggshells." He previously detailed his experiences with childhood trauma in a 2019 memoir,Me.While Elton admitted that he can still fall back into"erratic" behavioral patterns due to the trauma he experienced as a young person, the musician said they don't permeate interactions with his kids.
Dave J Hogan / Getty Images"We never hit them or lose our temper with them," he said."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."
Elton John Aids Foundation / Getty Images for the Elton John AIDS FoundationYou can read Elton's full interview withThe Guardianhere.If you are concerned that a child is experiencing or may be in danger of abuse, you can call or text theat 1-800-422-2253 (4.A.CHILD); service can be provided in over 140 languages. headtopics.com
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