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Elton John: I’m very lucky

Elton John told his Las Vegas audience that he has “the most wonderful partner” in husband David Furnish.

Last week the legendary singer’s mum Sheila Farebrother revealed details of their seven year feud to British newspaper the Daily Mail. She added that she had accused him of caring more about “that f**king thing” he married than his own mother, referring to Elton’s husband David Furnish. In light of recent events, the star decided to remind everyone how much he loves his spouse.

“The older I get, and I’m getting old, I’m 68 now for God’s sake, I realise I have the most wonderful partner and husband of 21 years, two beautiful children and incredible friends, I’m very lucky” he told the audience at his Caesars Palace concert in Las Vegas on Saturday night, according to British newspaper the Daily Mirror.

Elton opened his show with hit song The Bitch Is Back, which some saw as another reference to Sheila and her comments.

The family members fell out after Sheila refused to cut ties with two of Elton’s ex-managers Bob Halley and John Reid.

To make matters worse, she recently celebrated her 90th birthday by hiring a lookalike of her son to attend the party. While Elton has no plans to make up with his mother, he will continue to pay her bills.

“He is heartbroken that she would let him down in this way,” a source added.

The insider previously told the publication: “He is upset and cross, but people should remember that Elton pays all of her bills and that won’t stop. Despite everything, Sheila is his mother and he couldn’t see her struggle financially, or go without medical care she needs as a 90-year-old woman.”

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