Sir Elton John Set To Cut Back Touring To Spend More Time With Sons

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ESir Elton John has announced that he’s going to be cutting back on his touring duties in order to spend more time with sons Zachary Jackson Levon, 4, and Elijah Joseph Daniel, 2. A message on his website reads:

“The simple truth is I want to spend more time with my family and less time touring. I am all too aware of how precious the time ahead is. My sons are growing up so quickly, their early years are just flying by and I want to be there with them. So this final Sioux Falls concert will give me one last chance to say farewell to my fans here who have been so faithful over the decades.”

Elton’s final concert date of The Final Curtain tour takes place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on October 2nd 2015

Source Elton John photo by T. Rice

Sir Elton John and Husband David Furnish Welcome Son Zachary Jackson Levon

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Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish have become first-time parents. Son Zachary Jackson Levon was born on Saturday, December 25th via surrogate and weighed 7lbs 15oz at birth. Speaking of their joy in a joint statement the pair said: 

“We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment. Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents.”

Source: Daily Mail photo by AFP

Elton John Changes His Mind About Adoption After 14-month-old Captures His Heart

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DE1Singer Sir Elton John has said he’d love to adopt a child with partner David Furnish after he visited an orphanage in the Ukraine for HIV-positive children and had his heart captured by 14-month-old baby boy Lev.

“David and I have always talked about adoption, David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said ‘no’ because I am 62 and I think because of the travelling I do and the life I have, maybe it wouldn’t be fair for the child.

“But having seen Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don’t know how we do that but he has stolen my heart. And he has stolen David’s heart and it would be wonderful if we can have a home. I’ve changed my mind today.”

62-year-old Elton is unsure if he is able to adopt a Ukranian child due to it’s treaty with UK but hopes due to David’s Canadian roots that they “might be able to work through something like that.”

Source: Daily Mail, photo by AFP