Elton John rants about Brexit during show: "I am not a stupid, colonial, imperialist, English idiot"

31 May 2019, 14:58 | Updated: 31 May 2019, 17:51

By Tom Eames

Sir Elton John has made his feelings very clear about the ongoing Brexit issue that is gripping the UK.

The 'Rocketman' star slammed the crisis, saying that he is “ashamed” of his country for its handling of the Brexit negotiations.

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When performing in Verona on Wednesday (May 29), Elton is quoted as saying: “I’m ashamed of my country for what it has done. It’s torn people apart.

“I’m sick to death of politicians, especially British politicians. I am sick to death of Brexit.

"I am a European. I am not a stupid, colonial, imperialist, English idiot.”

Elton John: 'I'm a European – not a stupid, imperialist English idiot'

Elton had previously spoken out over Brexit, telling The Guardian: “I don’t think people in Britain were told the truth to start with.

"They were promised something that was completely ridiculous and wasn’t economically viable. [Brexit was like] walking through Hampton Court maze blindfolded, being turned around 16 times and trying to find your way out.”

Elton is currently the subject of the new movie Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton as the legendary singer during his early career.

Watch the trailer below: