The news originated from Priscilla’s opening monologue on HBO’s documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, where she claimed her late ex-husband “knew what he was doing” with his drug addiction and refused to accept any help from close friends and family members.
“He knew what he was doing and people go, ‘why didn’t anyone do anything?’ Well, that’s not true…People there in the inner group did – but you did not tell Elvis what to do. You’d have been out of there faster than a scratched cat. They would try and – no way,” the article read.
Following the article, the 72-year-old quickly began making headlines alleging she claimed the iconic artist killed himself, articles Priscilla claims were completely taken out of context. Breaking her silence on the matter, Priscilla addressed the rumors in a lengthy post to her official Facebook.
You can read her statement below:
”FAKE NEWS: for those who want to believe it. I never said Elvis was depressed and killed himself. My words were totally taken out of context “he knew what he was doing”. This story originated from a tabloid paper, The Mirror in the UK and was picked up by Daily Mail also from the UK and both outlets credited The Searcher as the source of this fabricated story. Shame on them! They know what they are doing… trying to sell papers by writing untruths. Thanks to those who see it for what it is: fake news.”
FAKE NEWS: for those who want to believe it.
I never said Elvis was depressed and killed himself. My words were…
While Priscilla and Elvis may have divorced years prior to his death, she has spent her life protecting his legacy.