'Elvis didn't stop anyone!': Woman defends husband after he jumps in late singer's pool at Graceland home

12 September 2023, 00:04

The British tourist was quickly reprimanded by Graceland security
The British tourist was quickly reprimanded by Graceland security. Picture: TikTok/social media
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

A British tourist has been slammed after footage emerged of him jumping in the pool at Elvis' former home in Graceland, USA.

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Tourist Tommy Purcell ignored warning signs to stay away from the pool at the Graceland manor in Memphis, Tennessee, as he approached the water.

Purcell decided to enter the water via the diving board, already shirtless and in his swimming trunks as he approached.

The British tourist jumped into the pool before on-site security rushed to get Purcell out of the pool.

A number of people have criticised Purcell's behaviour, labelling him "disrespectful".

But his wife has furiously hit back at critics, claiming Elvis would not have wanted her husband arrested.

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"Elvis caught someone jumping in his pool once and never stopped them," she said.

"He never got them arrested, told them to stay in the pool," she continued.

The couple have hit back at critics
The couple have hit back at critics. Picture: social media

"We did get escorted because they don't want anyone else to get the idea to jump into it. And we weren't banned, so, yeah. How is that disrespectful?"

She added: "By the way, we love Elvis,' and ended the video blaming the commenter for being 'jealous."