In his autobiography he said his friend Madonna could be ‘like a whiney old barmaid’. Now she is an ex-friend.
He still doesn’t see what all the fuss was about. ‘I went over to her house and read the book to her. At the time she seemed fine about it. But she never reacts in front of anybody. It was only later on that I found the damage had been done.
‘I thought I’d been very nice about Madonna. I think she’s an amazing character. I was sweet about her in my book. I still admire her. But she’s a saint now, she’s beyond human contact. Her great friend told me a very clever thing: “Everybody thinks they’re Madonna’s best friend and they’re not.” ‘