Flamboyant superstar Elton John fears he's been made to look like a Nazi sympathiser after accusing Madonna of lip-syncing.
The Candle in the Wind singer hit the headlines in October when he criticised his pal at the Q Awards in London, accusing her of not singing live during her performances.
But John admits he remains shocked at the strong reactions to his comments.
He says: "I was just having fun and it's like I said that Hitler was right, or something. Everybody knows Madonna lip-syncs. Everybody knows a lot of people lip-sync onstage. It was no big deal…
"When you're going to see a live band, it's one of the most exciting things that you can see. And I don't want to go and see someone who lip-syncs, thank you very much.
"I got a lot of flak for (saying) it. Somebody said, 'Well, she can't sing when she's in the crab position.' Well, there you go… especially if she had haemorrhoids as well."