Sir Elton John admits he may be too old to be a father

February 13th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 13 (ANI): Sir Elton John has finally admitted that he may be too old to be a father, seven weeks after the birth of his son Zachary Levon Furnish-John.

The singer and his partner, David Furnish, attended the birth of Zachary to a surrogate mother on Christmas Day.

At the time, the singer insisted he was a ‘young 63′.

However, he has admitted for the first time that those who have criticised him for having a child in his 60s may be right.

“I’m 63. Maybe people say I waited a little too long. That may be the case. I can’t answer that question,” the Daily Mail quoted him as telling Today show on NBC.

The ‘Rocket Man’ singer said he and Furnish, 48, decided on the surrogacy route after their attempts to adopt a 14-month-old Ukrainian orphan called Lev were thwarted.

“It became too hard to do that. Too hard on the child, too hard on us. We’d never have been able to do that,” he said.

He said they had instead pledged to look after the child.

John said he enjoyed the challenge of bringing up Zachary.

“It was the only thing in my life that I’ve not had the challenge… and it is the most challenging and most responsible thing to bring up a child,” the singer added. (ANI)

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