Elton John discusses attending AA meetings on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's new podcast

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FOX PRESENTS THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA: Host Elton John during the FOX PRESENTS THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA, a music event to provide entertainment relief and support for Americans to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this pandemic. The one-hour benefit special will air on Sunday, March 29, from 9:00-10:00 PM ET/6:00-7:00 PM PT on FOX, on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and via the iHeartRadio app. The benefit special will be broadcast commercial-free.(Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Elton John is a guest on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first podcast. (Fox via Getty Images)

Sir Elton John has opened up about his ongoing sobriety to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the first episode of their new podcast.

The 73-year-old singer – who is now 30 years sober admitted on the Sussexes’ Spotify podcast Archwell Audio that group video-calling had been vital in getting him through lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sir Elton said: “I’m a recovering alcoholic so I have an AA [Alcoholics Anonymous] meeting from this house every Sunday.

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“I connect with friends who I’ve known for over 30 years in the programme, and that’s great.

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“If it hadn’t have been for Zoom I don’t know what we would’ve done, I really don’t. Without Zoom… it’s been a lifesaver.”

NOVEMBER 25th 2020: Meghan The Duchess of Sussex reveals that she was pregnant with her second child but suffered a miscarriage in July of 2020. - File Photo by: zz/KGC-178/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 9/23/19 Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Meghan The Duchess of Sussex visit Cape Town, South Africa.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have launched a new podcast on Spotify. (AP)

Meghan and Harry – who resigned from the British Royal Family in January this year – launched their new podcast with a holiday special, looking back at 2020 and the importance of keeping connected during the pandemic.

They signed off by getting 19-month-old son Archie to help them wish listeners a “Happy New Year”.

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Sir Elton has always spoken candidly about his sobriety after battling drink and drugs during his early career.

TOPSHOT - Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (2nd R) chat with British singer-songwriter Elton John (C) as they arrive to attend the European premiere of the film The Lion King in London on July 14, 2019. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
Elton John chats to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the European premiere of The Lion King in 2019. (Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images)

Marking the 30th anniversary of his sobriety earlier this year, he said: “I'm truly a blessed man. If I hadn't finally taken the big step of asking for help 30 years ago, I'd be dead.”

Sir Elton has been in a relationship with David Furnish, 58, for 27 years.

They entered into a civil partnership together in 2005, before tying the knot when same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in March 2014.

The couple share sons Zachary, 10, and Elijah, seven.

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