Elton John pledges to support little orphan Lev

Wednesday December 9, 2009

Rocket Man singer Elton John has vowed to give financial support to the Ukrainian orphan he was barred from adopting.

The 62-year-old singer's partner David Furnish said the pair will put up the money for schooling and hospital care for 17-month old Lev and his brother Artyom, three.

Elton told of his desire to adopt the cute toddler after meeting him at an HIV-positive kids' orphanage in Ukraine.

But Ukranian officials said he was unable to adopt the boy under the country's laws.

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