Appearing on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ Elton discussed how the two ended their bad blood, after a chance meeting in a restaurant in 2012. 'I said something horrible about her that you should never say,' John revealed.
'I was in a restaurant in the south of France a couple of years ago and she walked in so I sent her a note saying, 'You'll probably never speak to me again but I am really sorry and ashamed of myself and can I buy you dinner’.'
'We are fine - it was just me and my big mouth. I can't say it won't happen again, but not with Madonna,' the 68-year-old added. The feud between the pair gained steam in 2004, when Elton accepted the Q award for classic songwriter and accused Madonna of lip-syncing.
'Madonna, best live act? F*** off,' John said. 'Since when has lip-syncing been live? Sorry about that, but I think everyone who lip-syncs on stage in public when you pay like 75 quid to see them should be shot. Thank you very much. That’s me off her Christmas card list, but do I give a toss? No.'
Then in 2012 Elton’s husband David Furnish got involved when Madonna won the Golden Globe for best original song in 2012, beating Elton. 'Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism,' Furnish wrote.
In 2012 Elton took a further swipe at Madonna, in defence of his good friend Lady Gaga. '[Madonna is] such a nightmare,' Elton said. 'Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger c***. ‘She looks like a f***ing fairground stripper. She’s been so horrible to Gaga.'