Monday 24 July 2017

Sir Elton John celebrates 70th birthday at star-studded party in LA

(L to R) David Furnish and Elton John, Heidi Klum and Katy Perry
(L to R) David Furnish and Elton John, Heidi Klum and Katy Perry
Elton John, right, and Bernie Taupin arrive at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Taupin on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Elton John, right, and David Furnish arrive at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Sharon Osbourne, left, and Kelly Osbourne arrive at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin on Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Katy Perry arrives at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actors Jon Hamm (L), and Jack McBrayer pose at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Fashion designer Tom Ford (R) and his husband Richard Buckley (L) pose at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actor Rob Lowe poses at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Businessman Robert Herjavec (L) and wife ballroom dancer Kym Johnson (R) pose at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Fashion designer Tom Ford (R) and his husband Richard Buckley pose at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actor Neil Patrick Harris (R) and husband David Burtka pose at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actor Neil Patrick Harris (R) and husband David Burtka pose at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Comedian James Corden (L) and wife Julia Carey pose at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Katy Perry poses at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Katy Perry poses at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actor Rob Lowe (L) and wife Sheryl Berkoff pose at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Model Heidi Klum poses at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Model Heidi Klum poses at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

By Lucy Mapstone

The singer made sure to celebrate at a glitzy bash with celebrity pals.

Sir Elton John celebrated his 70th birthday with husband David Furnish and Katy Perry at a showbiz party in Los Angeles.

The British singer-songwriter marked his milestone birthday with a joint bash to celebrate his 50-year writing partnership with Bernie Taupin, and the likes of reality TV stars Sharon and Kelly Osbourne were in attendance while actor Rob Lowe hosted.

Singer Lady Gaga provided the entertainment as she took to the stage for a special performance.

The event raised funds for the Elton John Aids Foundation and Los Angeles-based art and culture centre the Hammer Museum.

Sir Elton celebrated his birthday with his children too, and he shared a photograph of himself with his sons Zachary and Elijah preparing to blow out the candles on his cake.

Along with the picture, Sir Elton wrote: “Birthday bliss.”

In a separate social media message, the Rocket Man star showed off a birthday card and wrote: “A huge thank-you to all my Facebook friends for the fabulous birthday card signed by all of you!”

Earlier on his birthday, Sir Elton’s husband David shared a heartfelt tribute online to his “partner, soulmate, friend”.

He added: “Sharing my life with you is the greatest gift of all.

“Thank-you for all the love, humanity, joy and happiness you bring to our world. I love you forever. @eltonjohn #HappyBirthdayElton.”

Other tributes poured in from Sir Elton’s famous fans.

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