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Elton John welcomes a baby with David Furnish -- in tradition with the family plan

December 28, 2010 |  9:57 am


This is an updated version of an earlier post. Please see the note below. Elton John David Furnish

Elton John and David Furnish are parents of a new baby boy, born on Christmas in California to a surrogate.

Elton John and David Furnish have a baby son In a joint statement, the new parents told that "Zachary is healthy and doing well" and said they are "overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment."

Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John  weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces. John, 63, and Furnish, 48, a couple for 17 years, have been in a civil partnership since 2005. The identity of the surrogate and  details of the surrogacy are being kept private, the couple said.

John's song "Levon" was released in 1971, on his fourth album, "Madman Across the Water," which also included the classic "Tiny Dancer." Video of the pop star performing "Levon" for his 60th birthday is above; the original recording is embedded below.

For the record, 11: 20 a.m. Wednesday: An earlier version of this post gave John's age incorrectly as 62. The singer is 63. (But really, he doesn't look a day over 62, dontcha think?)


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Photo: Elton John, left, and David Furnish at a New York benefit for John's AIDS foundation on Oct. 18, 2010. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press