People: Jul. 12, 1999

MAYBE HE COULD TRY CONTACT LENSES TOO

ELTON JOHN has never been accused of subtlety, and extravagance comes at a price. This may explain why, despite his ranking as one of the world's richest pop stars, the Versace-favoring singer is seeking a $40 million loan from a London bank. An article in the London Sunday Times last week claimed that John is already carrying debts with British and American banks in excess of $11 million; he is known to ring up as much as $400,000 a week in credit-card bills and is said to stock his British homes with 240 flower...

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