Elton John claims Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone fought over Princess Diana

Elton John just dished all of the dirt about Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone (almost literally) fighting over Princess Diana.

The 72-year-old singer wrote an article for the Mail Online sharing the bizarre story about the two actors vying for the attention for the late Princess of Wales.

It all started when the Rocketman singer first met Diana in 1981 at Prince Andrew’s 21st birthday party. The pair ‘immediately clicked’ and soon became good friends.

While Elton was working on The Lion King, head of Disney, Jeffrey Katzenberg, came over to England with his wife. When Elton asked if they wanted to meet anyone in particular, they jumped at meeting Diana.

So Elton, along with his partner David Furnish, invited Princess Diana, George Michael, Richard Curtis and his wife Emma Freud, Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone.

Elton wrote: ‘I couldn’t help [but] notice a strange atmosphere in the room. Judging by the kind of looks he kept shooting them, Diana and Richard Gere’s newly blossoming friendship was not going down well with Sylvester Stallone at all.

The evening progressed as Elton noted Diana and Richard were ‘locked in rapt conversation’.

When it was time for dinner to be served, Richard and Sylvester were no where to be seen.

Elton asked David if he could go and see where they might have gotten to and after a little while, David came back and muttered: ‘We have a situation’.

Elton explained: ‘It transpired that he’d discovered Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere in the corridor, squaring up to each other, apparently about to settle their differences over Diana by having a fist-fight.’

After dinner, Richard and Diana reportedly got cosy by the fire together so Sylvester decided to ‘storm off’ home.

Elton recalled Sylvester remarked: ‘I never would have come if I’d known Prince f***in’ Charming was gonna be here.’

‘If I’d wanted her, I would’ve taken her!’ Sylvester angrily said as he walked out the front door.

Elton John’s official autobiography, Me, is due to be released 15 October.

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