David Gest’s former body guard recently said the late entertainer once vowed to have Elton John killed.
Imad Handi has made the odd claim nearly a year after Gest’s untimely death, alleging that the attack was set to occur in 2003.
According to Handi, Gest became outraged when he found out that John had suggested that he was a gay man.
Once the former Celebrity Big Brother star caught wind of the rumor, he got in contact with a hit man who said he could help get rid of the gay icon for good.
“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.”