Elton wants 'old-fashioned childhood' for son

Thursday February 17, 2011

Elton John has said he wants his newborn son Zachary to have a normal, old-fashioned childhood.

Baby Zachary was born Christmas Day to a surrogate mother in California, and is Elton and partner David Furnish's first child.

The singer, 63, has spoken about his own modest childhood and how he wants the same for Zachary.

"I so value my own childhood now, and the sense of wonder and personal discovery that I enjoyed, that we want to give Zachary – as much as we possibly can – the same thing.

"A solid, old-fashioned childhood, if you like. I know it'll be hard with my life, but we want him to have that same normality and for things in life to have real value."

Sir Elton grew up in a working-class family in Pinner, North-West London where money was tight and treats few and far between.

Photo: © Getty

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