ELTON: ‘PETE WAS NERVOUS’

The superstar blames "nerves" for Doherty's erratic performace at Live8...

ELTON JOHN

has claimed that PETE DOHERTY’s nerves were to blame for the quality of his performance at LIVE8, and described the [a][/a] singer as “a mess”.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph today (August 4), Sir Elton said: “It’s really sad. He’s so young I don’t think that he’s going to listen to anybody. But I don’t think the people around him set a good example, which is a shame.”

John revealed that he and Pete practised their cover of ‘Children Of The Revolution’ for the London leg of Live8 until it was “tip-top, perfect.”

“I have to be very discreet what I say, but I just think he was really nervous on the day,” he said. “But, you know, he had his chance to do it and he came on… at least he looked great!”