Sir Elton John's long-time lyricist says he went ahead with writing the song even though he "didn't care for Marilyn Monroe".
The Goodbye Yellow Brick Road singer has spoken out after Braverman was met with a widespread backlash.
Songwriter Bernie Taupin said he wrote Candle in the Wind 1997 as "a favour" to the Rocket Man star, admitting he had "very little interest" in Diana himself.
The 76-year-old singer was treated for minor injuries at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre in Monaco.
Elton appeared remotely from Monaco to give his testimony.
The music legend said he was still "trying to process it" after his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour finally came to an end.
Elton brought his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, the highest-grossing tour of all time, to a close in Stockholm on Saturday.
The Rocket Man singer's mammoth Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour comes to a close in Stockholm on Saturday.
David Furnish has spoken out about the end of Elton's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.