RONNIE O’SULLIVAN says his trip to Graceland turned into the Heartbreak Hotel - when he could not play on The King’s pool table.
The Rocket visited the home of Elvis Presley in 2017 for a TV show called American Hustle.
The idea was for Ronnie to put on his Cue Suede Shoes and play a game on the icon’s pool table.
But the trip to Elvis’ Memphis mansion left the five-time snooker world champion more hang dog than Hound Dog.
O’Sullivan said: “It was a bit of a letdown. I’m one of those people that when I go into someone’s house, I like to get comfortable.
“I take my shoes off, I get on the sofa. If they want to offer me a cup of tea, I say yeah. A bit of food. I really make myself at home.
“Then I really feel like I have been welcomed properly. But in Elvis’ house they said, ‘You cannot go there, you cannot go here’.
“I went, ‘You know what, I don’t feel like it. I’m not enjoying this experience’.
“Even when I went on the pool table, they said: ‘Oh no, you cannot hit the balls’.
“I’m sure if Elvis was alive it would have been different.
“It was great to visit — but not the most welcoming of stays.”
Essex-born O’Sullivan admits he supports Sheffield Wednesday rather than a top Premier League for a very crafty reason — it leads to a Little Less Conversation…
The 44-year-old said: “A lot of guys are into football and really get passionate about it.
“I just don’t want to get into those conversations.
“So I chose a team like Sheffield Wednesday for whenever they ask me, ‘What team do you support?’
“And as a result they end the conversation! It’s fantastic.”
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