Tuesday 20 February 2018

David Furnish calls husband Sir Elton the 'greatest gift' on singer's 70th

By Katie Archer

Happy birthday Sir Elton!

David Furnish has wished his husband Sir Elton John a happy 70th birthday, calling their relationship “the greatest gift of all”.

The Rocket Man singer is celebrating his milestone birthday today and David shared his heartfelt tribute on Instagram with a photo of them together.

He wrote: “Happy 70th Birthday Elton!! Husband. Partner. Soulmate. Friend. 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”

Some of Sir Elton’s showbusiness friends also offered their best wishes.

Barry Manilow posted a throwback photo of himself and Sir Elton in their younger days with the caption: “Happy Birthday to @eltonjohn #HappyBirthdayElton”

Chat show host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted the star.

Sir Elton will mark his 70th and his 50-year writing partnership with Bernie Taupin at a star-studded charity gala hosted by Rob Lowe in Los Angeles.

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

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