Elton John asks hotel 'for separate room to keep his glasses'
Published 06/03/2013 | 11:12
Elton John reportedly asked organisers of his upcoming show in Brazil for a separate hotel room for his glasses.
Not only do his infamous accessories require their own quarters, but he has also requested that the temperature is maintained at 60.8F (16C), according to the show's producer.
The superstar, is due to perform in Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais on Saturday as part of his current world tour, which included five dates in Brazil.
He is expected to perform in front of up to 60,000 people at the Mineirãostadium, where tickets cost up to €270.
A spokesman for the show's production company said he will stay at the city's only five-star hotel Ouro Minas, where he also asked for an international phone line and access to cable TV, specifically sports channels.
"Elton John asked for an extra room in the hotel for some of his collection of glasses because he needs a temperature of 16C to preserve the accessories," a spokesman said.
She added he had also requested five large bottles or 12 small bottles of San Pellegrino sparkling water and eight small bottles of French Evian water.
Despite the specific requests for large vases of red and white roses, four bottles of cranberry juice, a pint of fresh skimmed milk and two bottles of good quality Pinot Grigio wine, the spokesman said the most notable demand was the phone line and TV channels.
"What stands out is the request for a phone line with international access and, surprisingly, a television with access to local channels and cable," she said.
"In the latter, there is yet another requirement: that among the channels, he specifically has the sports channels."
A spokesman for Sir Elton was not available to comment but told the Daily Mail that the claims were untrue.