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Sir Elton John lost his temper and unleashed arguably the most obscene swear word onto an assistant in the middle of an interview, a new book has claimed.

The 74-year-old music legend, by his own admission, has struggled with his temper in the past – writing about some of the diva strops he has thrown in his autobiography, Me, which was released in 2019.

Now 48-year-old radio DJ Christian O’Connell has shared a story about Sir Elton losing his rag in the midst of one of their interview.

The former Absolute Radio star has penned his own memoirs, No One Listens To Your Dad’s Show, in which he recounts a tale involving the Rocket Man singer.

Sir Elton John launched the c-bomb at an assistant during a fiery telling off
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He writes: “I interviewed Sir Elton John in his kitchen at home.

“I then heard him lose his s**t mid-interview (at his dining table) at some aide talking loudly in another room distracting him.

“It’s a real-life moment when you are wearing headphones and one of your musical heroes screams, ‘Shut up you c***s’, so loudly (and pitch perfect, Elton) that it almost shatters your eardrums.”

Christian O'Connell recalls the incident in his new book
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Christian diplomatically added: “He was a dream to interview.”

Someone else who has been on the receiving end of Sir Elton’s anger in recent days has been the UK government.

The star has lashed out at the lack of clarity about the need for visas for musicians who want to perform in Europe in the post-Brexit world.

Sir Elton hit out at the government this past week over post-Brexit performance uncertainty
(Image: Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS)

Sir Elton warns that this risks damaging the chances of UK talent and says his own career would have suffered if he were to be starting out today.

He warned in an open letter: “Put bluntly, we are currently in grave danger of losing a generation of talent.

His statement was read out in a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing on Wednesday.