Elton John came dangerously close to death.
A shocking story below…
Imad Handi, David Gest‘s former bodyguard, claims he has proof that the entertainer tried to pay a gunman £20,000 to murder John following his marital union with Liza Minelli.
When Elton learned Liza was seeing Gest he made the following joke…
I’d love to buy Liza a heterosexual husband.
Outed and enraged, Gest is then said to have called Imad and revealed that he wanted to teach Elton a lesson he’d never forget!
David flew into a range and yelled, ‘I’m going to kill that mother******. He’s a dead man.
The bodyguard claims that Gest, who was in Hawaii at the time, then approached a well-connected man in a bar with hopes of convincing him to murder Elton.
Imad told ‘The Sun’ in an exclusive interview:
No one knew his name but the Maori man said he had friends who could sort it for £40,000. I had to do the research to work out when Elton would next be in Los Angeles for the hit.David then gave me $25,000 (£20,000). The following night, I took the money in a white laundry bag to the Hilton village hotel and gave it to the man.He said he wanted the remainder afterwards. I felt guilty but I felt loyalty to David.
If all went to plan, Gest was to have Elton murdered on January 17th 2003 at a show in Anaheim, California.
I started to really worry about being implicated and at the start of 2003 I pleaded with him to call it off. He eventually said OK but told me I had to get his money back. The man only gave me £8,000 back so David lost £12,000 but at least Elton didn’t die.
Gest, who revealed that he enjoyed the company of both sexes after splitting with Liza in 2007, died on April 12th 2016.
Elton is yet to respond.