- Sir Elton John told Jimmy Kimmel he once accidentally put the wedding seating plan his husband David Furnish had been working on for 2 days through a paper shredder.
- Speaking on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” this week to promote his new memoir “Me,” he said he finds shredding documents “cathartic.”
- However, in this instance, he ran out of the room when he realized what he had done.
- Luckily, the 2005 civil partnership ceremony still went ahead.
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Speaking on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” talk show to promote his new memoir, “Me,” the singer talked about how he loves feeding loose pieces of paper through the shredder, and even finds it “cathartic.”
“There’s something fabulous about it,” he said.
However, his odd hobby once got him into trouble with Furnish.
Furnish and John hosted the ceremony for their civil partnership at their home in a “big marquee,” but only had three weeks to plan the whole event, with 500-600 people in attendance.
“David did all of the table things,” John told Kimmel. “He spent two days doing it.
“And unfortunately his desk at the office was next to the shredder, so I came in and went, ‘Oh look, fabulous.'”
By the time Furnish had walked in to intercept John’s paper-shredding tendencies, the list was already destroyed.
When Furnish asked “Where’s the list?” John said he just “ran out the room.”
“I went, ‘Oh my god,'” he told Jimmel. “That was not a pleasant memory.”
Thankfully, the ceremony went ahead unaffected.
“Me” also sees John write about the time Stevie Wonder borrowed his snowmobile, and about throwing oranges at Bob Dylan during a game of charades at Neil Diamond’s house.
The singer told Kimmel you can expect to find “fun stuff” in his new book, because he wanted it to be light-hearted, as well as a lot of “dark stuff” and “true stuff,” including tales about his family.
“It’s just my life as it happened,” he said.
“I’m ashamed of some of it, I’m proud of some of it. Even though the bad times happened and it took me a lot of time to get through it, it made me the person I am, thank God.”
You can watch the full interview here: