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Published:Tuesday | August 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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Song saved Elton

Sir Elton John says Kate Bush helped "save" his life.

The Rocket Man legend has credited Don't Give Up - the singer's 1986 duet with Peter Gabriel - with being what he needed to "get sober", although he has never told the star about the impact she has had.

Speaking in 'The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill' - an upcoming new BBC documentary - he said: "This was one record that saved my life. That record helped me get sober. ... So she played a big part in my rebirth. That record helped me so much. I never told her that, but it did."

Elton was inspired by Kate's lines in the track in which she sings "don't give up". Her lines in the chorus include: "Rest your head. You worry too much. It's going to be all right. When times get rough you can fall back on us. Don't give up."

Kanye goes for blonde

Kim Kardashian says Kanye West prefers her hair blonde.

The dark-haired Kardashian has admitted that while she has shunned a lighter shade, her husband actually prefers her bright locks - but she won't be making a permanent change back any time soon.

She told PEOPLE.com: "Kanye likes the blonde, but I think I'm going to stay dark - at least for now. I was talking about this yesterday, actually, with Kanye. He asked if I would ever go back to blonde. I was like 'not right after a baby', because my face was so swollen and it looked like my lips were huge. My face was just off.'"

Kim recently revealed her 13-month-old daughter North West "is fascinated" by her beauty regime and loves to watch her mother getting ready.

Sinead accepts self

Sinead O'Connor has accepted she is "irregular".

The Nothing Compares 2 U singer insisted she wanted to try to be ordinary because there is a pressure to act a certain way "from the minute you're born", but she has moved past that and wants to be an individual.

She told Billboard magazine: "I gave being a 'regular' woman a good few tries. There is pressure to be a 'regular' woman from the minute you're born, so I was duty-bound to try. But I'm 'irregular.' I don't try not to be irregular anymore."

"I have learned to love myself unconditionally. When people used to say that thing to me about 'You have to love yourself before you can love anybody,' I had no idea what they were talking about ... . But I'll be 48 in December, and I think that as you get older, it becomes obvious.".