Elton John Target of Terroristic Threats? Maybe Not

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Elton John performs his 200th concert of "The Red Piano" at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Saturday June 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Steve Spatafore) **NO SALES**
Elton John (AP Photo, file)

ATLANTA (CBS/AP) Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elton John felt threatened. But charges against the Georgia man accused of doing the threatening were dismissed on the day the trial was scheduled to begin.

65-year-old Neal Horsley was charged with making terroristic threats, criminal defamation and using the Internet to disseminate threats against the singing legend. Prosecutors say Horsley posted threats against John online and that he picketed outside John's Atlanta condominium with a sign that said "Why Elton John Must Die."

John apparently angered Horsley when the "Rocket Man" told an interviewer that he believed Jesus was gay. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams said Monday that Horsley's actions in response didn't warrant criminal charges, which the judge dismissed Monday.