Thursday, April 28, 2011
Elton's Mum Sheila Hasn't Spoken to Him in 3 Years
Sir Elton John's mum has spoken of her heartbreak over her three-year rift with the singer, who she alleges has "cut me out of his life".
Sheila Farebrother was a witness at Sir Elton's 2005 civil ceremony with his partner David Furnish but her relationship with the star has since fallen apart and they no longer speak.
According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, the pair fell out after Farebrother made a comment that insulted Furnish.
The 86 year old has refused to comment on reports she sparked a feud with her son's partner, telling the publication, "It was something like that, but not exactly."
She adds, "He (Sir Elton) has cut me off completely. It happened three years ago this June. He has had nothing to do with me since then.
"I don't want to go into what caused it. It is a painful subject. My son cut me out of his life for good."
Farebrother reveals the star didn't inform her when he welcomed a baby boy, Zachary, at Christmas (10) and insists there are no plans for her to meet her grandson: "I have no particular interest really. You will have to ask them about that."
But Farebrother is adamant she doesn't want to "start mudslinging" - because the Rocket Man hitmaker still supports her financially.
A spokesperson for the singer says, "I have never had a conversation with him about whether he talks to his mother. She is a lovely lady but she is 86 and she is frail and old."
- Contact Music