"I talk to Elton (John a lot). We became friends, and I talk to him about things, career-wise," Contactmusic quoted him as telling Metro newspaper. "And he had a substance-abuse problem in the past. So when I first wanted to get sober, I called him and spoke to him about it, because, you know, he's somebody who's in the business and can identify and relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be.
“He understands, like, the pressure and any other reasons that you wanna come up with for doing drugs. "Me and him have had similar lives and stuff. So I reached out to him and told him, ''Look, I''m going through a problem, and I need your advice,''" he added.