By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 12:48 BST, 25 May 2019 | Updated: 13:45 BST, 25 May 2019
His journey to rock superstardom has been documented in the lauded new biopic, Rocketman.
But Elton John says he finds some of the film's more self-destructive scenes difficult to watch.
The 72-year-old, who is played by Taron Egerton in the movie, says it was important to be honest about his battles with drugs, bulimia, mental illness and his sexuality.
'I couldn't cope with success': Elton John revealed in an interview published Saturday that he finds scenes featuring his descent into drug addiction and bulimia in new biopic Rocketman 'difficult to watch'. Pictured in 2019
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph the singer revealed: 'This is how my life was, and I didn't want to cover it and gloss it over.
'And it's difficult to watch because I thought, "God, I don't want to go back there, thank god I came out of it"'.
Elton went on to tell the publication that he struggled under the weight of his own fame, but wanted to be honest about his journey.
Speaking to The