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Elton John's New Play Reminds Him of Boyfriend Committing Suicide

March 13, 2010, 8:19 am GMT

The 62-year-old singer reveals that one of the reasons he takes part in his upcoming Broadway play 'Next Fall' is because the storyline reminds him of his former lover who took his own life.

Elton John

Elton John was inspired to take new play "Next Fall" to the Broadway stage, because the storyline reminded him of a former lover who killed himself. The 62-year-old singer and his partner David Furnish both produce the show, about a gay couple whose relationship is changed by a tragic accident.

The story struck a chord with the "Rocket Man", who admits he's still affected by the death of the un-named ex-boyfriend. John tells New York Post columnist Cindy Adams, "Years back I had a relationship, and I had absolutely no idea in the world he was going to do this."

"He threw himself under a truck. There was so much grief," the "Candle in the Wind" singer shares. "Next Fall" opened in New York on Thursday, March 11.

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