An Elton John autobiography will be published in 2019, with the rock legend looking forward to sharing juicy details of his “crazy life”.

The as yet untitled book will be written in conjunction with The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis and promises to be a no holds barred account of his career and life.

Elton admits that he is not prone nostalgia but says writing his memoirs has been surprisingly cathartic.

“As I look back, I realise what a crazy life I have had the extreme privilege of living,” he adds. “I have grown up in a period of extraordinary change in our world, and have had the joyful honour of rubbing shoulders and working with so many of the people at the heart of these changes. My life has been one helluva rollercoaster ride and it’s still lumbering on. I hope readers will enjoy the ride too.”