Elton regrets waiting for fatherhood
Elton John says he should have considered having kids sooner.
The legendary singer and partner David Furnish share sons Zachary, three, and Elijah, six months, both born from the same surrogate mother.
The 66-year-old musician’s only regret is that the couple didn’t get started sooner.
“It was the best decision we ever did,” he gushed to host Dermot O’Leary at an event to celebrate his BRITs Icon Award.
“I wish we had done it 20 years earlier because I am no spring chicken. I understand people criticising for us having children at a late age but to hell with it. We can give these children so much love.”
Elton and his 55-year-old love aren’t worried about taking care of their little ones.
The star told the London Palladium audience during a question and answer session he’s also not too worried about his boys boozing underage in the future.
“When they’re 15 I will be on a Stannah stair lift. I won’t give a f**k,” he quipped.
Even now Elton and David hardly get angry or annoyed with the tots for misbehaving.
“I don’t really tell them off,” he shared. “If they are being naughty they are being naughty. They are just kids. We just say, ‘Calm down, calm down’. Everything I thought would be annoying about being a father I find enchanting.”
Elton got the first ever BRITs Icon gong for selling 250 million records and producing the biggest single of all time, 1997’s Candle In The Wind.
John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, former American President Bill Clinton and Elton’s frequent collaborator, songwriter Bernie Taupin, sent special messages to the star for the special evening, to broadcast on Britain’s ITV1 on September 13.
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