Elton John has had his appendix removed. The "Rocket Man" singer - who cancelled a string of summer concert dates after being stricken with appendicitis - is said to be feeling "great" after undergoing the 45-minute procedure at Monaco's Princess Grace hospital on Thursday and is now recovering at his home in Nice, France with husband David Furnish and their sons Zachary, two, and seven-month-old Elijah.
The 66-year-old star had been taking antibiotics for weeks to reduce an abscess before he could have the operation, and is now looking forward to returning to the stage next month. "I feel great," he told a friend.
"Elton is back in Nice playing with the boys now. He is a lot better and very positive after the operation. He still has to rest up but is determined to get back on the road next month and can't wait to see his fans who have sent thousands of get well soon messages," a source added.
Elton John and David Furnish's family is complete. The couple - who welcomed their second son Elijah in December, and also have a two-year-old son Zachary - have insisted they don't want to have any more children.
"We're done. That I can confirm. No more. We're complete. I got my tubes tied," David said. The 50-year-old filmmaker said the six-week-old tot is settling into their family well but admitted that Zachary is a little jealous of their new addition:
Elton John has reportedly become a father for the second time.
The "Rocket Man" singer and his husband David Furnish - who already have a two-year-old son, Zachary, together - are thought to have welcomed another child into the world via a surrogate. According to the New York Post, the couple used the same California-based surrogate who gave birth to Zachary on Christmas Day 2010.
No further details about the birth or the baby have been revealed.
Last November, it was revealed Elton and David were expecting their second child but had decided never to reveal the identity of the surrogate. "Elton and David love this lady like a sister and they feel indebted to her for life. Naturally she has been well rewarded. But her identity will never be revealed. They are over the moon," a source said.
Elton John thinks he'd end up in prison if he joined Twitter.
The 65-year-old singer refuses to sign up to the social networking site as he knows he would get into trouble almost straight away: "It would end my career. I'd be in prison after about two days. I mean, no, God almighty. Me and my big mouth, no thank you. That would be the end of the career."
Even if he did decide to join Twitter, Elton - who has an 18-month-old son, Zachary, with husband David Furnish - admits he would find it difficult because he struggles with the latest technology.
"You won't see me doing a disco record or a dance record or anything like that, because I don't know how. I'm technically a Luddite. I have an iPad but I don't have a phone. I'm not great on a computer, I don't even have one. I write everything down - I come from a different era. I accept the change and I know that it is the future with the way it's going, but I don't know how to do it," he explained to The Sun.
Elton John is worried about Lady Gaa's health. The "Rocket Man" singer, 65, said he is concerned about the 26-year-old singer and her tiny frame.
"I look at Gaga and I think, 'How does she do it?'" he told The Guardian.
He also admitted that her parents are anxious about whether she is taking correct care of herself while traveling the world: "I talk to her mum and dad about it. They worry."
Adele mistook Elton John for a prank caller and refused to talk to him.
The 21 singer said she received a call from the "Rocket Man" singer before she was due to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony this year where she won in six categories. She, however, thought that the 65-year-old star was someone else playing a joke on her.
"I had no idea who it was and he just started chatting away to me and I passed the phone over to a friend and I was like, 'Yeah, it's Elton.' It still cracks me up. It made me think my God, it's another level now."
Meanwhile the 24-year-old star has revealed that she would be "mortified" if any of her ex-boyfriends wrote songs about her. The "Rolling in the Deep" singer said she would panic if one of her former partners publicly revealed details of their relationship: "I'd f****** s*** myself. I'd be mortified. But also if they wrote songs about me, they'd be: 'This song's about Adele.' I've never given any names ever, but everyone's going to know this song's about me. No-one actually knows who my songs are about."
Elton John and David Furnish want another baby.
The high-profile couple - who wed in a civil partnership in 2005 - are looking forward to a relaxing summer break and will use the time off to discuss the possibility of having a sibling for 17-month-old Zachary, who was born through a surrogate mother.
Elton John has been hospitalized with a "serious respiratory infection."
The "Rocket Man" singer was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles in the early hours of yesterday morning. He has subsequently undergone tests and doctors have told him he cannot perform for seven days, meaning he will have to cancel four concerts of his Million Dollar Piano residency at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace scheduled for the weekend.
Elton was told by medics he needs "complete rest and antibiotic treatment to prevent damage."
The 65-year-old musician - who has a 17-month-old son Zachary with his husband David Furnish - is now thought to have left hospital and is resting at home.
"It feels strange not to be able to perform these Million Dollar Piano concerts at the Colosseum. I love performing the show and I will be thrilled when we return to the Colosseum in October to complete the 11 concerts. All I can say to the fans is 'sorry I can't be with you,'" he said.
Sir Elton John wants to set Katy Perry up with a new man at his Oscars party tomorrow.
The "Rocket Man" singer is hosting his annual post-Academy Awards bash and is setting up a special singles table, where the likes of Katy - who split from husband Russell Brand in December - can cast their eyes over any eligible hunks.
Heidi Klum - who split from husband Seal in January - and Kim Kardashian - whose marriage ended in October - are also set to be on the table.
"Elton wants this year's party to go with a swing, and be more fun and raucous than in previous years. It was his idea to invite some of the highest profile, newly-single female celebs in town. He thinks it's a great way to put a smile back on their faces - and hopefully land them new men. He got in touch last month to personally offer Heidi and Katy his support, and invite them to his bash. Kim Kardashian also reckons she is ready to start dating again, so it could be a lively evening," a source told the Daily Mirror.
And Elton and his film producer husband David Furnish already have a few men in mind: "They will be given fantastic tables, right beside Elton and his husband David. And they have been told there will be scores of hot, eligible - and straight - young men there. David has one or two director pals who are very interested and Elton is keen to fix them up," the source added.
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