Are you a celeb with a personal crisis? No problem – just call Elton John

From The Guardian:

Need help? Having a crisis? And (crucial, this one) are you remotely famous? Then simply summon Sir Elton John, who has become the fourth emergency service for celebrities in trouble. Apologies to coastguards and the AA but you’ve been usurped by a portly pop pensioner in a dinner-lady wig.

It has emerged that Elton acts as confidant to cricketer Steven Davies, even taking him on tour when Davies was feeling low. Two years ago, the Surrey and England wicketkeeper became the first international player to come out as gay. He’s also the latest sportsman to talk publicly about depression, which led to him being “rested” from the Surrey side last year. Yet he found an unlikely ally in the artist formerly known as Reg Dwight. “When I came out, he sent champagne to congratulate me and we bonded,” says Davies. “He’s looked after me in many ways. He knew I was going through a hard time and I mentioned I was taking some time away from cricket. He said winters in England can be a bit depressing and asked: ‘Why don’t you come on tour with me?’ So I did. I had a great time.”

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