The singer launched a 60-second tirade during the Italian leg of his farewell tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road. While performing on Wednesday in Verona, Sir Elton lashed out at Britain, saying he was “ashamed”. Just before starting to play his 1995 hit Believe at the piano, he said: “I’m ashamed of my country for what it has done. It’s torn people apart. I am sick to death of politicians, especially British politicians.
“I am sick to death of Brexit. I am a European.
“I am not a stupid, colonial, imperialist English idiot.”
This is not the first time the 72-year-old singer voices his opinion over Brexit.
In July 2018, Sir John argued British voters hadn’t been “told the truth”.
He said: “I don’t think people in Britain were told the truth to start with.
“They were promised something that was completely ridiculous and wasn’t economically viable.”
And, he added, the Brexit process was as confusing as “walking through Hampton Court maze blindfolded, being turned around 16 times and trying to find your way out”.
Sir Elton, whose biopic is currently showing in cinemas, will return to the UK this month to perform in Hove and Cardiff.
He is set return again in November 2020 to sing in 18 further concerts.
Sir Elton is the latest British singer to speak out against Brexit.
Former Police vocalist Sting has recently branded the Brexit vote a “disaster” and revealed he still hopes for the UK to remain in the European Union.
In an interview with France’s Le Parisien newspaper, the rockstar said: “I hope Brexit won’t happen.
“It has been nearly three years since the UK voted to leave the EU, and I am yet to hear a good reason to leave.
“Not one. It’s all lies, hot air.
“The Leave vote, was a disaster. I think we need to stay in the EU.
“It isn’t perfect, but it’s only by staying in it that we will be able to change it.”
Sting also claimed the UK would “lose all control” rather than gaining it outside of the European Union.
He continued: “The UK is right next to the EU, which is the biggest economy in the world.
“Leaving is pure folly, there is no logic behind Brexit.
“Who else will we trade with? US President Donald Trump? How can we trust him?”