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Elton John: 'I Took Just as Much Cocaine as Whitney'

Elton John, 65, revealed his drug habit was once so severe, he's lucky he didn't suffer the same fate as Whitney Houston.

In a recent interview with E!, the "Tiny Dancer" singer admitted to having major drinking and drug problems, but overcame the addictions in 1990.

"I'd probably be dead. I didn't want to end up like Whitney and I could so easily have ended up like her," declared John.

Extra's Last Interview with Whitney Houston.

The six-time Grammy winner, who married David Furnish in 2005 and now has a son, Zachary, added, "I would not be the person I am today. I wouldn't have Zachary, I wouldn't have David, I wouldn't have anything."

Reports are that two plan to have a second child, but they have not confirmed.

The Extra List: Top 5 Whitney Houston Performances

'The Star Spangled Banner'

When: January 27, 1991Where: Super Bowl XXV in Tampa Bay, Florida


When: April 29, 1983Where: "The Merv Griffin Show"

'I Will Always Love You'

When: 1999Where: the 25th anniversary celebration of Arista Records

'One Moment in Time'

When: February 22, 1989Where: 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea

'The Greatest Love of All'

When: February 24, 1987Where: 29th Annual Grammy Awards