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Elton John says he wants to adopt another child

Singer doesn't want his son Zachary to grow up a lonely child

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Elton John has revealed that he wants to adopt another baby as he doesn't want his son to grow up a lonely child.

The singer told the Guardian that he and his partner, David Furnish, were worried that Zachary - the child they fathered with a surrogate mother 15 years ago – would be targeted at school due to their fame.

"I think it's difficult to be an only child, and to be an only child of someone famous," he said, before adding:
I want him to have a sibling so he has someone to be with. I know when he goes to school there's going to be an awful lot of pressure, and I know he's going to have people saying, 'You don't have a mummy.'

He added: "It's going to happen. We talked about it before we had him. I want someone to be at his side and back him up. We shall see."

Last month, John was hospitalised so he could receive treatment for a respiratory infection. He was forced to cancel a run of shows in Las Vegas, but a spokesperson for the singer has said he is now "at home and doing well".

He will release a new album titled 'The Diving Board' this autumn. Speaking about the LP, which is the follow-up to his 2010 effort 'The Union', he claimed that the album was his "most exciting" for a long time and said he was 'psyched' about the finished product. John will also tour the UK this month, starting with a show this evening (June 3) at Taunton Somerset Country Cricket Club.

He will also play:

Harrogate Great Yorkshire Showground (5)
Belfast Odyssey Arena (7)
Chesterfield B2NET Stadium (9)
Falkirk Stadium (10)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (13)
Birmingham LG Arena (15)
Blackpool Tower Festival Headland (16)


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