Elton John once told Tina Turner to  “shove her song up her f****** a***”., according to an excerpt from his new autobiography.

The two hotheads clashed during their 1997 joint tour, with Elton alledging Turner called him up to tell him he was “awful” and wanted him to wear different outifts that would make him look “less fat”

“The subsequent debate about whether I knew how to play Proud Mary became quite heated, before I brought it to a conclusion by telling Tina Turner to stick her f*****g song up her a**e and stormed off,” Elton added.

“I’ve thrown plenty of tantrums in my time, but there are limits: there’s an unspoken rule that musicians don’t treat their fellow musicians like s***.

“Maybe it was insecurity on her part. She’d been treated appallingly earlier in her career, suffered years and years of being ripped off, beaten up and pushed around. Maybe that had an effect on how she behaved towards people.”