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Lily Allen reveals she harboured ‘resentment’ over ‘mean’ Sir Elton John for years-Tori Brazier-Entertainment – Metro

The singer was previously managed by the British music icon.

Lily Allen reveals she harboured ‘resentment’ over ‘mean’ Sir Elton John for years-Tori Brazier-Entertainment – Metro

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Lily Allen has revealed that she had past beef with music icon Sir Elton John, only to realise years later that she’d actually made an awkward error.

The candid chart-topper, 39, who is now forging a new career as a stage actress, was talking about the earlier days of her music career.

Singer-songwriter Lily enjoyed a string of hits in the 2000s and 2010s, including debut single Smile – which reached number one – The Fear, Not Fair and her cover of Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know.

During that time, Sir Elton stepped in as her manager when she formed his company Rocket Music Entertainment Group in 2011, with Lily’s colleagues on its management roster including James Blunt and Dirty Vegas.

Discussing their relationship on her BBC Sounds podcast Miss Me? with longtime pal Miquita Oliver, she revealed: ‘He would call me once very couple of weeks to check in and say hi and make sure I was okay.

‘And there were some times in that period where I wasn’t okay.’

Singer Lily Allen recalled the time in her career when she had been managed by Sir Elton John (Picture: Jon Furniss/WireImage)

The duo, pictured with Sir Elton’s husband David Furnish, was very close until they ‘parted ways’ (Picture: Getty)

Smile star Lily revealed she ‘resented’ Sir Elton for never responding to a vulnerable letter she wrote… (Picture: Instagram/@bbcsounds)

Describing how she eventually left his company, Lily continued: ‘We parted ways, and I wrote this long letter to say how sad I was about that situation and [that] there was a big Elton-shaped hole in my life.

‘Over the next few years, as my life began to sort of spiral out of control, I held much resentment for the fact that I’d made myself very vulnerable in this letter and told him all about my sobriety.’

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She then admitted that she was ‘quite cross with him for a few years’ for not responding to her pouring her heart out.

‘I thought it was mean of him, actually,’ Lily added.

However, all was not quite as it seemed as the performer sheepishly confessed: ‘Then when I moved here to America, I was unpacking and I found the letter – I’d never sent it!’

… Only to later find it and realise she never sent it! (Picture: Instagram/@bbcsounds)

Cracking herself up, the giggling star then appealed to her former mentor and Your Song hitmaker.

‘Um Elton, if you’re listening – which you’re probably not – I love you, and I no longer harbour that resentment towards you.’

Sharing the clip on her Instagram Stories, she also grovelled, making a reference to one of his most famous songs as she wrote in the clickable link: ‘Dear Elton – sorry seems to be the most appropriate word.’

Lily also made sure to apologise to the Rocket Man icon in the clip (Picture: Getty)

Mum-of-two Lily, who was nominated for a prestigious Olivier Award for her stage debut in in 2:22 A Ghost Story in 2022, has also shared many other gems on her podcast.

This includes the extremely British way she once got through bad sex, and a dating confession regarding her now husband, Stranger Things star David Harbour, 49.

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