Tragic News For Elton John This Morning
Terribly sad news for superstar Elton John today after he announced that his beloved mother Sheila Farebrother has passed away.
Aged 92, Sheila and Elton had only just reconciled after a rift saw the two barely speak for nine years.
The two had finally settled their differences earlier this year following disagreements over mutual friends and Elton's husband David Furnish.
Elton posted on Instagram: 'So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning. I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock. Travel safe Mum. Thank-you for everything. I will miss you so much. Love, Elton'.
Elton was performing in Barcelona last night but hours later his mother passed away in West Sussex, where she lived.
Mrs Farebrother encouraged Elton to play piano from the age of just three, but their relationship soured and said two years ago her son 'hated' her after a series of public rows.
Only last year Elton said: 'I don’t miss her. When she says things in the press, like, “I haven’t spoken to Elton since he married that f****** a****** David Furnish”. That was pretty hard to take'.
He added: 'I don’t hate my mother. I look after her but I don’t want her in my life.’
The pair made up around six months ago, after he was hospitalised for 12 days, including two nights in intensive care, after picking up a serious infection while touring South America.