Elton John - Sir Elton Brushes Off Baby Critics

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SIR ELTON JOHN anticipated criticism over his decision to welcome a baby at the age of 63 - because even he momentarily thought he was too old to become a father.
The Rocket Man and his partner David Furnish, 48, welcomed little Zachary via a surrogate mother at Christmas (10).
Their decision courted controversy, but Sir Elton has brushed off the comments, insisting he's unaffected by other people's opinions.
The singer/songwriter admits he expected criticism over their choice to bring a baby into the family, but reveals he has felt fully committed to fatherhood after a failed bid to adopt an orphan, Lev, from Ukraine in 2009.
He tells British morning show Daybreak, "It crossed my mind a bit. I said to (Furnish) in the old days, 'Maybe I'm too old to have a baby', but after we saw Lev in the Ukraine and he lit that spark in me, I thought, 'I'm a young 63, lets go for it'.
"I knew I would get criticised, we would get criticised, I knew it's not everybody's cup of tea. You can't please everybody. We're not stupid people, we knew we'd get a lot of flack from certain areas and we did but we can rise above that and just bring our child up in the proper way.
"At the end of the day it's really nobody else's business, but people are always going to have a point of view."


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