Elton John is known for his lavish lifestyle.
But even Elton couldn’t avoid the struggle of rush hour traffic as he was chauffeured to his In Conversation event in a £156,000 Bentley V12 on Tuesday evening.
The legendary singer, 72, arrived at the Eventim Apollo in London as he took to the stage for the event, which saw him being being interviewed by David Walliams.
See him rolling! Elton John proved that he couldn’t avoid the daily struggle of rush hour traffic as he drove to In Conversation event at London’s Eventim Apollo in a Bentley V12 on Tuesday
The singer appeared visibly annoyed by the congestion during his journey.
The star travelled to the venue alongside his husband David Furnish, for an interview about his life and career conducted by comedian David Walliams.
Despite the disruption, it seemed that Elton still made it to the interview on time as he arrived in his big-money vehicle.
Irate: The legendary singer, 72, appeared frustrated by the car congestion as he arrived in his red car which is believed to be worth around £156,700
Here he is! Luckily Elton still made it to the event on time, and took to the stage to a thunderous reception from the audience
Exciting: The Rocketman hitmaker has recently published his explosive memoir Me and also used the event to promote the book
Later Elton took to the stage inside the venue to speak candidly about his life in the spotlight.
The Rocketman hitmaker has recently published his explosive memoir Me and also used the event to promote the book.
As ever Elton displayed his eccentric sense of style in a pale pink checked suit and a white shirt as he arrived on the stage to a thunderous applause.
Suave: As ever Elton displayed his eccentric sense of style in a pale pink checked suit and a white shirt as he arrived on the stage to a thunderous applause
Best friends: He was in high spirits as he posed with Formula One legend Lewis Hamilton at his event
Star-studded: Gavin and Stacey legend Rob Brydon and boxing star David Haye (right) also attended the In Conversation
Pals: Inside David posed with rugby star Chris Robshaw as they attended the talk about Elton’s career
The event also saw several stars in attendance, including boxer David Haye, rugby star Chris Robshaw and F1 legend Lewis Hamilton.
Lisa Voice and Ingrid Tarrant were also in attendance, alongside Gavin and Stacey legend Rob Brydon.
Chris also brought along his glamorous wife Camilla Kerslake, who highlighted her trim figure in a tartan jumpsuit.
Glamorous: Among the other stars who attended were Lisa Voice and Ingrid Tarrant who displayed their chic sense of style
Mr and Mrs: Chris also arrived alongside his wife and classical singer Camilla Kerslake, who he married last year
Flawless: The singer displayed her trim figure in a brown and blue tartan printed jumpsuit
Beaming: Football manager Alan Pardew and his wife Tine were thrilled to meet the music superstar Elton, along
It comes after Elton returned to his old stomping ground, Marylebone’s Royal Academy of Music, to promote his new memoir during a Q&A in London earlier in the day.
The singer and songwriter, 72, cut a typically dapper figure as he sported an oversized grey suit during his discussion with the school’s principal, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood.
Maintaining his signature kooky style, the Your Song hitmaker paired a pale blue shirt with glossy red trainers.
In his element: It comes after Elton returned to his old stomping ground, Marylebone’s Royal Academy of Music, to promote his new memoir during a Q&A in London earlier in the day
The musician rounded off his look with his trademark yellow-lens glasses as he shed light on his book to an audience.
The Royal Academy of Music holds a special place in the singer’s heart as he refined his vocal talent as a teen at the institution, and later received a Honorary Doctorate in Music from the school in July 2002.
Me – released last month – details his impressive journey to stardom, as well as his dependency struggles and high-profile friendships.
Style savvy: The singer and songwriter, 72, cut a typically dapper figure as he sported an oversized grey suit
Kooky display: The musician rounded off his look with his trademark yellow-lens glasses as he shed light on his book to an audience
In an excerpt from the book, Elton revealed his husband David Furnish ended up in rehab with a serious alcohol problem because he could not cope with his partner’s worldwide fame.
The producer, 57, took to drink after struggling to live in the public eye and suffering loneliness as the musician was away on tour.
Realising the extent of his drink problem, former advertising executive David checked into a clinic in Malibu, California.
In good company: The Rocketman star was joined by the school’s principal, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Off he goes: Maintaining his signature kooky style, the Your Song hitmaker paired a pale blue shirt with glossy red trainers
In his racy new autobiography, Me, award-winning belter Elton writes: ‘I always thought David had slipped into Elton John World with remarkable ease and confidence, but it turned out that a lot of things I was completely used to living with, that I just saw as a fact of life, made him completely anxious.
‘He didn’t like being photographed all the time, or being under press scrutiny, or public speaking at [Elton John] AIDS Foundation events.’
The media personality – who entered into a civil partnership with David in 2005 and married him in 2014 when gay marriage became legal – said his partner’s drink demons became apparent when he found empty wine bottles scattered throughout the homes they shared around the world.
Achievement: The belter refined his vocal talent as a teen at the institution, and received a Honorary Doctorate in Music from the school in July 2002 (pictured)
On one occasion, Elton discovered David passed out in front of his computer. Four years after the couple adopted their sons Elijah and Zachary, the boozing had become so severe that the singer feared they would split up.
‘It all came to a head in Los Angeles in 2014, two days before I was due to start a US tour… David was feeling low and wanted me to stay the extra night with him. I said no. We had a huge row, I went anyway,’ he writes.
‘The next morning, David called and we had a row that made the previous day’s row look like a light-hearted disagreement over what to have for lunch.
Promotional trail: Me – released last month – details Elton’s impressive journey to stardom, as well as his dependency struggles and high-profile friendships
Supportive: The media personality was joined by husband David Furnish, who he revealed ended up in rehab with a serious alcohol problem over Elton’s fame
All in the details: The pianist complemented his appearance with a dainty hooped earring
‘The kind of argument where you come off the phone teary and reeling, where things are said that make you wonder whether the next time you communicate it’ll be through lawyers.
‘In fact, the next time I heard from David, he had checked himself into a rehab clinic in Malibu. I was pleased he was getting treatment.’
When David left rehab, Elton – who has endured his own well-publicised battle with drink and drugs – joined him at his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
Elton John’s official autobiography was published by Macmillan on October 15, just months after his biopic Rocketman was released.
An open book: Elton’s official autobiography was published by Macmillan on October 15