Elton John recently opened up about his life in his new memoir promptly titled 'Me'. John speaking about an incident that happened in the past, stated that Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone almost had a tussle over Princess Diana. John recalled of a party which was held for Jeffrey Katzenberg, former chairperson of Walt Disney Studios. According to the biography which has been excerpted by international media, Elton John stated that Richard Gere and the Princess apparently got comfortable during the course of the party which enraged Stallone. Stallone stormed off in anger after he witnessed the duo engaging in conversations throughout the gathering.
John speaking about the trio, declared, Richard Gere had just broken up with Cindy Crawford and that Diana was also separated from Prince Charles at the time. Hence, the duo coming together was an opportune moment as both of them were starting off fresh. He further added that both of them seemed to hit it off from the moment they met.
'Straight away, Richard Gere and Diana seemed very taken with each other.' John stated in his memoir.
“As the rest of us chatted, I couldn’t help notice a strange atmosphere in the room. Judging by the kind of looks he kept shooting them, Diana and Richard Gere’s newly blossoming friendship was not going down well with Sylvester Stallone at all.” he added.
Elton John further speaking about the tussle, added that when everyone sat down for dinner, Stallone took Gere for a word outside. According to him, both of them seemed agitated in the corridor, apparently looking to settle down the score in regards to Diana. He opined maybe Stallone was present at the party with only the intention of picking the Princess up. However, on seeing his plans being ruined by Gere, he could not contain the anger. Stallone apparently left the party in a hurry, after the altercation.
“It transpired that David discovered Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere in the corridor, squaring up to each other, apparently about to settle their differences over Diana by having a fistfight,” John wrote in the memoir.
“I never would have come,’ he snapped, if I’d known Prince f***in’ Charming was gonna be here," he added.
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