Elton John’s ex-wife has been praised for launching a legal action against the star.
Reclusive Renate Blauel, 67, filed a High Court injunction believed to be over her appearance in Sir Elton’s 2019 autobiography, Me.
An ex-pal of the singer said: “It’s good that someone takes him to task. No one else has been brave enough.”
Renate reportedly warned Elton, 73, worth £320million, not to breach their non-disclosure divorce deal in the book and now seeks “an official ruling”.
Me and biopic Rocket-man have upset some family and friends.
Elton’s half-brother Geoff disputed claims their dad Stan never saw the star play and the film portrayal of Elton’s first manager Dick James angered some.
Elton did not comment but a spokesman said of Me: “Elton stands by what he said in the book about his dad never seeing him perform.”
German Renate and the star split in 1988 after four years of marriage. Her settlement was thought to be between £5million and £10million.
Recently, it was reported that Donald Trump turned to music legend Elton for help when trying to win over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The US President is said to have become hell-bent on getting the dictator a copy of Elton's iconic hit Rocket Man during the summer of 2018.
According to an upcoming tell-all book by Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton, the President was keen to build bridges through the power of music.
Being a massive fan of Elton John himself, Trump is said to have been determined to get Kim a CD of Rocket Man after discovering the rival leader had never heard the track.
Writing in his book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, Bolton said: "Trump didn’t seem to realise [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo hadn't actually seen Kim Jong Un [during Pompeo’s follow-up overseas trip], asking if Pompeo had handed the autographed CD to Kim.