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Elton John accuses American radio stations of being ageist

He’s still standing — but American radio stations aren’t listening.

Elton John slammed American radio for being ageist, noting that they no longer play his music now that he’s nearly 70 years old.

“There comes a point where you have to admit that you’re not gonna get played on the radio in America because it’s ageist,” John said in his new biography, “Captain Fantastic,” according to Heatstreet.

“There’s a whole stream of different music come along now. And you have to face up to it,” the “I’m Still Standing” singer continued.

The English rocker, who turns 70 next month, hasn’t seen his songs played extensively on U.S. radio since debuting singles from “Songs from the West Coast” 15 years ago,” Heatstreet reported.

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British pop singer and pianist Elton John on stage before a vast crowd at an open-air concert.

(Jack Kay/Getty Images)

Sir Elton John has had other negative encounters with radio over the years.

When he first came out as bisexual to Rolling Stone Magazine in 1976, several stations refused to play his music.

“Captain Fantastic” is penned by author Tom Doyle, based one-on-one interviews with John and documents his rise to fame in the ’70s. The book will be released on March 21.

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