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They formed a civil partnership in 2005, before going on to tie the knot in 2014 after gay marriage became legal in England and Wales. But Elton John made a massive faux pas ahead of his first ceremony with husband David Furnish, as he accidentally shredded their guest list of over 500 people. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the music icon, 72, revealed his mistake to the host on Monday. Honest mistake: Sir Elton John revealed on Monday that he accidentally SHREDDED husband David Furnish's guest list before their civil partnership ceremony in 2005 Explaining his love of shredding paper, and when it went wrong, he said: 'Our civil partnership with David in 2005, we finally decided to do it at the house in a big marquee and we only had three weeks to do it.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Lily-Rose Depp is accompanied by a burly security guard... Scarlett Johansson displays her vast rose back tattoo in... Lindsay Lohan reflects on life's challenges as she unveils... Britney Spears shows off her newly lightened locks on... Share this article Share 100 shares 'There were 500, 600 people there and David did all the table things, so he spent two days doing it.  'Unfortunately his desk is next to the shredder, and so I came down and went "oh look, fabulous" and he came down and said "where's the list?" and I said "what list?"  Family life: The singer entered into a civil partnership with Canadian filmmaker David, chelating agents 56, in December 2005, before tying the knot when same-sex marriage became legal in 2014 Oops: Explaining his love of shredding paper, and when it went wrong, he said: 'Unfortunately his desk is next to the shredder, and so I came down and went "oh look, fabulous" 'and he went "you know, all the table planning" and I just ran out the room. I went "oh my god", that was not a pleasant memory.' The singer entered into a civil partnership with Canadian filmmaker David, 56, in December 2005, before tying the knot when same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in March 2014.  The happy couple also share sons Zachary, eight, and Elijah, six, and Elton admitted he's retiring from touring because he's 'had enough applause' and 'wants to spend time with [his] family.' Details from Elton's explosive soon-to-be released memoir, Me, have been hitting the headlines of late following his comments about several famous faces.  His appearance on the show comes amid his controversial comments, in which he called late singer Michael Jackson 'mentally ill'. Outing: Elton stepped out in Los Angeles for a relaxing stroll on Tuesday Casual: Sir Elton kept things casual in a black co-ord jacket and jogging trousers Looking back: Details from Elton's explosive soon-to-be released memoir, Me, have been hitting the headlines of late following his comments about several famous faces In the book, the British singer told how he developed a friendly relationship with Michael early on in his career, but has now admitted that over the years, he became concerned about the way in which he started to 'sequester himself away from the world'. He wrote: 'I'd known Michael since he was 13 or 14... He was just the most adorable kid you could imagine. 'But at some point in the intervening years, he started sequestering himself away from the world, and away from reality the way Elvis Presley did.' Elton continued: 'God knows what was going on in his head, and God knows what prescription drugs he was being pumped full of, but every time I saw him in his later years I came away thinking the poor guy had totally lost his marbles.' Memoir: Sir Elton branded late pop superstar Michael Jackson 'mentally ill' and 'disturbing to be around' in his new memoir, Me. Pictured together in 1978 He added: 'I don't mean that in the light-hearted way. He was genuinely mentally ill, a disturbing person to be around.' Recalling a time he invited Michael to one of his parties, Elton claims the star wandered off and was found playing with his housekeeper's son, prompting Elton to surmise: 'For whatever reason, he couldn't seem to cope with adult company at all.' Michael suddenly died of an overdose of sedatives administered by his personal physician, Conard Murray, in 2009. This year, the star was posthumously accused of child sexual abuse by two men who were friends with him as youngsters in the documentary Finding Neverland. Strong words: Elton said of Michael, 'I don't mean that in the light-hearted way. He was genuinely mentally ill, a disturbing person to be around' Tragic end: Michael suddenly died of an overdose of sedatives administered by his personal physician, Conard Murray, in 2009. Pictured in 1990
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