U.K. watchdog officials have cleared Sir Elton John of breaching radio rules after swearing during a live broadcast in January (11).
Authorities at British media regulator Ofcom received a complaint after the singer muttered the phrase "f**king hell" during a morning interview on the Bbc's Radio 2.
Sir Elton tried to make up for the slip-up by telling listeners, "I'm very, very sorry for that awful word that I said," while Bbc bosses also issued a statement of apology.
Ofcom chiefs launched an investigation into the incident and have now accepted the Rocket Man hitmaker's apology, branding the matter "resolved".
A judgment from Ofcom reads, "Ofcom acknowledges that Sir Elton’s remarks appear to have been a 'spontaneous outburst' made with no intention to offend, and that any offence caused was mitigated by the apologies offered by (host) Chris Evans and Sir Elton both immediately after the incident...
"In view of the steps taken by both the broadcaster and Sir Elton John to remedy the error, Ofcom considers the matter resolved."