Elton John regrets selling collection

Updated: Feb 04, 2011, 15:22 PM IST

London: English Singer Elton John says he regrets selling off his record collection to start his Elton John AIDS Foundation.

John accepted $250,000 from a collector in St. Louis, Missouri, to give up his treasure trove of vinyl in 1989.

"It was right before I got sober... I was just starting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. To raise money I sold them for $250,000... I really regret it now," contactmusic.com quoted him as saying.