British singer Elton John, visiting Ukraine with his AIDS charity foundation, said on Saturday he wanted to adopt a 14-month-old boy from an orphanage in the east of the country."David and I have always talked about adoption," Elton John replied. "David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said 'no' because I am 62 and I think because of the traveling I do and the life I have, maybe it wouldn't be fair for the child."
"But having seen Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don't know how we do that but he has stolen my heart. And he has stolen David's heart and it would be wonderful if we can have a home. I've changed my mind today," he said.
Gay rights organisation Stonewall has apologised to the Scout Association after Sir Elton John took part in a dance routine by male strippers dressed as cub scouts.
The 52-year-old singer appeared on stage at the star-studded concert and introduced the dancers dressed in mock cub uniforms and caps.
As Sir Elton sang, the professional dancers, aged 18 and 19, stripped off down to skimpy shorts to the tune of "It's A Sin" by pop group the Pet Shop Boys.
Oh, sure, someone is going to say, "But that was 10 years ago!" What, like he's changed, or something? The guy is a fat old man with a bad temper and evidently a complete lack of judgment. Maybe a kid deserves better, that's all I'm saying.
Update! Elton John will not be able to adopt a 14-month-old Ukrainian child because the pop star is too old and isn't traditionally married, Ukraine's minister for family affairs said Monday.
Bet he wasn't that serious anyway . . .