Elton John wishes to confuse yet another child
Sir Elton John says he wants to have more children
Sir Elton John has said he wants to have more children and talked about the challenges his son Zachary will face growing up with two gay parents.
By Nick Allen, Los Angeles
5:06PM BST 15 Jul 2012
The singer and civil partner David Furnish are parents to Zachary, who was born in America on Christmas Day 2010 via a surrogate.
In an extensive interview with NBC’s Today show Sir Elton said: “I’d love to have more children. I want [Zachary] to have a brother or a sister to go to school with him, and so that he can have someone to play with.
“It’s going to be heartbreaking for him to grow up and realise he hasn’t got a mummy. But he’s so happy. I’ve never seen a more contented child. And you have never seen two more contented people as David and I.”
Sir Elton said he was prepared for Zachary to face other children saying “You don’t have a mummy” when he goes to preschool.
In February Sir Elton and Mr Furnish spoke of their fears that Zachary would be “doubly stigmatised” as the child of a famous person, and of two fathers.
They described how they had taken advice from counsellors and put together a scrapbook for their son about how he was created.
Speaking to NBC about his memoir “Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of Aids,” Sir Elton also said he felt guilty about wasting time at the start of the Aids epidemic.
He said: “I wasted such a big part of my life, when this epidemic was beginning to happen in the early 1980s. I was a drug addict and self-absorbed.
“I was having people die right, left, and centre around me, friends. And yet, I didn’t stop the life that I had, which is the terrible thing about addiction. I apparently never got the memo that the Me generation had ended.”