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20th Jul 2012

Sir Elton John Gushes About Son Zachary and How Life Has Changed Since his Birth

The music legend expressed his love for his child in an interview with ITV's Daybreak.

Sir Elton John said is smitten with his two-year-old son Zachary and how life has changed dramatically since his arrival.

The Rocket Man singer revealed all in an exclusive interview with ITV Daybreak’s Helen Fospero, which took place in his home in the South of France.

Elton speaking to Daybreak’s Helen Fospero

The singer and his civil partner David Furnish conceived Zachary through a surrogate mother in 2010.

Speaking about parenting the singer said: “I think it changes everybody. It’s the most wonderful thing that you could possibly go through. 

“I regret a little bit that I didn’t do it sooner, but he has changed our lives. Everything is about him now. 

“He’s gorgeous, he travels brilliantly, he so loves people, and it makes our lives – he’s the icing on the cake.”

Sir Elton said that he hopes to give Zachary a sibling.

‘At what stage we don’t know, but we definitely will. I don’t want him to be an only child.’

Elton said his child is already displaying some signs of musical talent.

“He loves the piano, he sits down and plays it – he doesn’t just bang it, he plays it like I play it. He’s never seen a show, he’s too young, but he comes out when the stadium is empty and sits down on the piano stool with me and he plays and looks into the microphone and thinks, “What the hell is going on here?”

The singer said his family is relatively normal and described the morning routine.

“The first thing I do every morning is have breakfast with him. He shares my breakfast. Whatever I have, he wants. 

“He has my boiled egg and I have his pineapple or vice versa. I sound like I’m the only person who has ever had a kid – everyone’s been through this. 

“But for me, it’s an incredible difference to what life was before.”