Kim Richards had her sister Kyle to thank for telling the world she was an alcoholic and needed rehab and now Elton John has done the same to Billy Joel. No, Elton did not suddenly become a Real Housewife, but let me tell you, if he ever decided to be on the Atlanta edition I would watch it every week. Can you imagine him on that show? Love it. Kim would be calling him every five seconds with song ideas.
Anyway, Elton is interviewed in the new Rolling Stone and says that Billy needs to get serious bout his recovery and that many shows and entire tours had to be canceled because of Billy Joel's drinking. The only time you ever think about Billy and his drinking problem is when you see him get pulled over or see him on video drunk. Billy's reaction to the comments by Elton? "That is just Elton being Elton." Sounds to me like Elton is giving him some tough love and being a really good friend. It is not like Elton does not know about alcohol and drug addiction.