Bullied & Beaten Sir Elton John Speaks Out

Posted Thursday March 29, 2012 9:20 AM GMT

Proving that no one is exempt from bullies, Sir Elton John opened up about his own experiences with being picked on even long after he rose to fame.

During an interview with E! News, the "Tiny Dancer" singer revealed, "It was about control and them being able to keep me under their thumb, and I was the perfect candidate for it. Even though I was famous and a big deal, it doesn't matter, it's who you are underneath that, and I was always kind of shy and intimidated."

The bullying went beyond words for Elton, who added, "One was violent and the other two were mentally violent. They were very important people in my life. They were important people in my career and and in my personal life."

Knowing what it's like to be beaten and put down by bullies, the Grammy-winning artist encourages victims of the same to react differently than he did, explaining, "Speak out, speak out. Snitch on them. Try to defend yourself, not like me, who hid it and thought it was OK to just go on like it."

After finally standing up for himself, the 65-year-old has a message for all the bullies in the world, "Your insecurities are what drive you to do this. You need to consider your consequences. I'm sure underneath it, you're all very nice people. We've all made mistakes in our life—this is a good time now to correct your mistakes and help people. We have to nip this in the bud, too many people have died. Too many young people have committed suicide because they've been frightened of 15-16-year-olds."

Check out the entire interview with Sir Elton John as he talks about his battle with bullies.

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