SIR Elton John still shudders to think of the amount of money he wasted on drugs in his youth - and is determined to pour as much of his cash into his Elton John Aids Foundation to compensate. The YOUR SONG hitmaker has distributed a staggering $100 million (GBP55 million) around the globe in a bid to stamp out the devastating virus, but he admits he hasn't always been this selfless. He says, "This makes me realise what a waste were those 16 years I spent piddling away on drugs and booze when I could have been more creative. "I'm making up for lost time."