It’s nice to start the day on a piece of good news!
Sir Elton John and his mum Sheila Farebrother have reconciled after she bad mouthed his husband David Furnish and he insisted he didn’t want her in his life.
The star has had a change of heart and he is “so happy” he’s back in touch with his once-estranged mother.
A family feud is the worst kind, and it’s thought the ‘I’m Still Standing’ hitmaker also fell out with Sheila in 2008 after he fired her longtime friends Bob Halley and John Reid, who had both been part of his entourage for 30 years.
But it seems they’ve now managed to bury the hatchet as Elton paid tribute to his mum on Twitter on Mother’s Day in the US.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) 14 May 2017
Elton has tried to get back on track with Sheila for years, and though they weren’t speaking, he sent her a huge bouquet of white flowers for her 90th birthday.
The following year he paid for her £30,000 double hip operation, but he admitted at the time that, although he’ll always look after her, he doesn’t want her in his life.
Elton said at the time: “It upsets me but to be honest, I don’t miss her.
“When she says things in the press, like last year, ‘I haven’t spoken to Elton since he married that f****** a****** David Furnish’. That was pretty hard to take. I don’t hate my mother. I look after her but I don’t want her in my life.”
Meanwhile, the pair have grown closer since Elton was rushed to hospital – where he spent a few days in intensive care – last month after he was struck down with a rare and potentially deadly bacterial infection while touring South America.
Despite doctors’ concerns, Elton has seemingly made a full recovery and is expected to perform at London’s Twickenham Stadium on June 3 after cancelling a series of gigs across the pond due to doctors’ orders.