Imad Handi, David Gest’s former body guard, recently claimed the late entertainer once became so angry with Elton John, he tried to have him assassinated.
It all happened back in 2003, when the flamboyant singer suggested that Gest was a gay man.
“David approached him about the possibility of bumping Elton off,” Handi told The Sun Sunday. “No one knew his name but the… man said he had friends who could sort it for £40,000.”
He went on to say that he was put in charge of laying down a £20,000 payment to the hired assailant.
“I took the money in a white laundry bag to the Hilton village hotel and gave it to the man, “ the security guard claimed. “He said he wanted the remainder afterwards. I felt guilty but I felt loyalty to David.”
After he exchanged the money, he started to worry about what he was getting involved with and allegedly pleaded with Gest to call off the plan. Apparently, he listened and cancelled the hit.
“He eventually said OK but told me I had to get his money back,” concluded Handi. “The man only gave me £8,000 back so David lost £12,000 but at least Elton didn’t die.”