The Guardian reports:
Elton John has said he is ashamed of the UK over its voting for and handling of Brexit. While performing on Wednesday in Verona on his last ever world tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, he said: “I’m ashamed of my country for what it has done. It’s torn people apart. I am sick to death of politicians, especially British politicians.”
He added, “I am sick to death of Brexit. I am a European. I am not a stupid, colonial, imperialist English idiot.” John has previously expressed his dismay over Brexit. In July 2018, he said: “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.”
Purely by coincidence, ahem, Rocketman, the Elton John biopic, opens worldwide today. It currently has a “90% Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.