London, September 13 (ANI): Sir Elton John is planning to adopt a child from Ukraine with partner David Furnish.
The singer revealed that a 14-month-old boy called Lev has apparently “stolen his heart.”
The child had performed at an orphanage in Ukraine while the ‘Candle In The Wind’ hitmaker was on a visit.
The 62-year-old confessed that he had always avoided adopting someone because of his age and continuous tours.
“David and I have always talked about adoption, David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said ‘no’ because I am 62 and I think because of the travelling I do and the life I have, maybe it wouldn’t be fair for the child,” the BBC News quoted him as saying.
“But having seen Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don’t know how we do that but he has stolen my heart. And he has stolen David’s heart and it would be wonderful if we can have a home. I’ve changed my mind today,” he added.
The death of Elton’s long-term keyboardist, Guy Babylon, has influenced him too.
He said: “Last week I lost one of my best friends; my keyboard player died of a heart attack at 52.
“It broke my heart because he was such a genius and so young and has two wonderful children.
“What better opportunity to replace someone I lost than to replace him with someone I can give a future to.” (ANI)