Thursday, January 21, 2016
Elton Spends £30k on Mum's Hip Operation
Elton John has picked up the bill for his estranged mother's double hip replacement.
The Rocket Man singer hasn't spoken to his mum Sheila for eight years but splashed out £30,000 for a recent operation in a bid to heal their rift, according to reports.
Sir Elton is said to have made the gesture at the suggestion of his husband David Furnish.
A source told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "David believes that paying for the surgery is in itself an important gesture.
"David is happily telling friends that they are all back in touch. Elton has been in touch at least twice since her 90th birthday in July. There is a reconciliation in progress."
Sheila has previously blamed Elton's husband David, 53, for the rift.
She said: "It is good of him to pay and I do appreciate it. I would love it [a reconciliation] to happen - I am his mother. But I don't see it happening, at least not while Mr Furnish is around."
Last year Sheila hired £2,200- a-night Elton impersonator Paul Bacon for her birthday party at her home in West Sussex.
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