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"Total Rubbish!": Sylvester Stallone Slams Elton John For Saying He Got In A Fight With Richard Gere Over Princess Diana

Date October 31, 2019 13:49

Elton John's upcoming autobiography Me is filled with exclusive revelations the famous singer has experienced over the years. One story, however, raised a lot of eyebrows and is currently being questioned for authenticity.

Elton John claims Sylvester Stallone almost got in a fight with Richard Gere in the 90s

According to the exclusive excerpt from the singer's memoir acquired by the Daily Mail, Elton John once witnessed Richard Gere and Princess Diana hitting it off during a private party back in 1994:

Straight away, Richard Gere and Diana seemed very taken with each other.

The romance was interrupted when Sylvester Stallone showed up and found Diana being overly friendly with the Pretty Woman star, Elton John writes:

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. I think he may have turned up to the party with the express intention of picking Diana up, only to find his plans for the evening ruined.

According to Elton, Sly got really mad and the rest of the party witnessed him and Gere “squaring up to each other, apparently about to settle their differences over Diana by having a fist-fight.”

The Tiny Dancer singer claims his husband David Furnish broke things up between Stallone and Gere, but the tensions were running high until the very end:

After dinner, Diana and Richard Gere resumed their position together in front of the fire, and Sylvester stormed off home.

Sylvester Stallone responds to Elton John's story

A fan brought up the story in the comment section of Sylvester Stallone's Instagram and asked the Rocky star to set things straight. The US Weekly reports that Sly shut down Elton John's claims as lies by replying to the fan:

Total BS for him to sell books. Total rubbish.

Other people on social media also seem to be questioning Elton John's story.

Reactions online

@Tara Davis:

Elton has done nothing but trash singers and celebrities in his book. I like his music but he is an arrogant POS!!!!!

@Melissa Kelly:

Yeah, Elton's story is totally Rubbish..

@Regina Mullen:

Stallone should take him to court

@Julie Osman:

A nice break from reality...love both these guys

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