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Seventies pop star Kiki Dee discusses Elton John’s Rocketman biopic

‘It is almost like an exorcism of his 70s demons’: Legendary pop star Kiki Dee discusses Elton John’s Rocketman biopic and how their friendship has changed over the years

Seventies pop star Kiki Dee has topped the charts around the world with her multiple collaborations with Elton John over the years.

And with such a close bond with the flamboyant star, the 72-year-old has now opened up about his recent unfiltered biopic, Rocketman. 

‘It is almost like an exorcism of his 70s demons for me,’ she told The Daily Telegraph on Friday, while giving the movie her stamp of approval. 

Seventies pop star Kiki Dee has opened up about Elton John's Rocketman biopic and how their friendship has changed over the years. Pictured Kiki in 2019

Seventies pop star Kiki Dee has opened up about Elton John’s Rocketman biopic and how their friendship has changed over the years. Pictured Kiki in 2019 

Kiki, real name Pauline Matthews, continued: ‘I thought it was Elton’s truth, the truth is subjective and it is sort of a fantasy about what Elton went through, in a way.’

Despite both taking the music world by storm since those days, Kiki went on to reveal the strong contrast between the lives they now lead.

‘I can get on a bus and go to the supermarket and he can’t do that,’ she said, explaining that her life is more ‘normal’ and mundane than his. 

'It is almost like an exorcism of his 70s demons for me,' Kiki, 72, told The Daily Telegraph on Friday, while giving the movie her stamp of approval. Pictured Elton and Kiki in 1977

‘It is almost like an exorcism of his 70s demons for me,’ Kiki, 72, told The Daily Telegraph on Friday, while giving the movie her stamp of approval. Pictured Elton and Kiki in 1977

Honest: Kiki, real name Pauline Matthews, added: 'I thought it was Elton's truth, which is subjective and it is sort of a fantasy about what Elton went through, in a way.' Pictured in 1977

Honest: Kiki, real name Pauline Matthews, added: ‘I thought it was Elton’s truth, which is subjective and it is sort of a fantasy about what Elton went through, in a way.’ Pictured in 1977

The pop star, who is currently touring Australia and New Zealand, added that she does still keep in touch with Elton.

She concluded that although they don’t ‘move in the same circles’, they enjoy catching up a couple of times a year. 

The friends first collaborated on hit Don’t Go Breaking My Heart in 1976. 

In 1981, they reunited in the studio once more for Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever, later releasing single True Love in 1993. 

Throughout Kiki’s career, she has released 12 albums in total, starting with her debut, I’m Kiki Dee, in 1968. 

Still in touch: Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Kiki said they still catch up twice a year, joking, '[But] I can get on a bus and go to the supermarket and he can't do that.' Pictured in 1976

Still in touch: Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Kiki said they still catch up twice a year, joking, ‘[But] I can get on a bus and go to the supermarket and he can’t do that.’ Pictured in 1976

In Rocketman, which is currently showing in cinemas across Australia, actor Taron Egerton plays a young Elton as he navigates the pitfalls of fame. 

The movie offers an unflinching insight into Elton’s battle with addiction, along with his often tumultuous relationships with the people in his life.

In an interview with Man About Town in April, Taron, 29, revealed he and Elton had developed an enduring friendship since making the film.

‘I still speak to him once or twice a week now. He’s very in my life. It’s nice. And a bit f***ing surreal!’ he revealed. 

Big screen success: In Rocketman, which is currently showing in cinemas across Australia, actor Taron Egerton (pictured) plays a young Elton as he navigates the pitfalls of fame

Big screen success: In Rocketman, which is currently showing in cinemas across Australia, actor Taron Egerton (pictured) plays a young Elton as he navigates the pitfalls of fame

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