While John himself led a booze and drug-fueled life when he was younger, he says the track isn’t about himself.
“It’s about Lindsay Lohan, Justin, all these kids who are out there now not knowing what the hell is going on,” he tells Event magazine.
He adds, “I hate to think of Lindsay because she had a talent, she was a great actress, and then it became all about the madness, the parties and everyone forgets about what put them there in the first place; they get lost in the idea that they are famous for who they are, not what they are.”
“I feel sorry for these kids. I was 23 when I got famous. And I made every mistake in the book,” says John, noting however, “But whatever was going on, the drinking, the drugs, whatever, I was still making music, I kept making music and I never stopped.”
He explains in the mag, “It was definitely rehab that saved me but it was music, that work ethic, that sense of ‘this is what I’m here for’ that kept me from totally blowing away in a bubble.”
The 66-year-old rock legend, who recently had a near fatal appendicitis, says he’s still “passionate” about making music, but “I worry that these kids will just get swallowed up.”Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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