09:30 01 November 2005
Elton John is making a TV show partially based on himself.
The comedy - which will focus on an over-the-hill rock star, his manager and his entourage - has been given the green light by US TV bosses.
The sitcom, called 'Him and Us', will air on America's ABC network.
The star said: "Basically it's about the entourage around a star called Max Flash, who have to put up with this b*****d!"
Earlier this year, Elton admitted he also drew inspiration from legendary rock stars like Sir Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Rod Stewart.
He said: "Max Flash is based on me, Mick, Bowie, Rod, all these outrageously behaving rock stars."
But the 58-year-old confessed is keen to distance himself from his previous lifestyle.
He said: "I'm 15 years sober today. That's changed my life. The energy I used to spend doing drugs is now used productively. Now I have the most fantastic life."
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