Elton John celebrates 69th birthday with his 'beautiful sons'

Emmy Griffiths

Elton John enjoyed a peaceful birthday by taking his sons on an Easter egg hunt with his husband, David Furnish. While Elton shared a snap of Zachary, age six, and Elijah, age three on Instagram, David posted a loving message wishing Elton a Happy Birthday.

The 69-year-old singer posted the photo of his sons dressed adorably in matching welly boots, hoodies and straw hats while collecting Easter eggs with the caption: "our beautiful boys on their Easter Egg hunt. @davidfurnish #ShareTheLove."

David shared a similar snap of Zachary and Elijah chasing through the forest with the caption: "Good Friday Easter Egg hunt in the woods. @eltonjohn#ShareTheLove"

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Elton John enjoyed his birthday with his "beautiful boys" and husband David

Elton's husband also posted a touching message accompanied with a photo of Elton, writing: "Happy Birthday to my phenomenal husband. A complete original. The hardest working, most talented and giving man I know. A tireless champion for the rights of the downtrodden and disenfranchised. A loving and caring father. And a devoted, loyal and supportive partner.

"How grateful and blessed I am to be sharing my life with you. @eltonjohn #HappyBirthday #ShareTheLove"

Elton has previously spoken about how much he adores his sons, telling The Mirror: "Having children changed everything about my life. I've learned that the simplest things in life, like having a minute with them, are worth more than any painting, any photograph, any house or hit record.

"Before we had the children we just had our lives and we would spend money because we didn't have anything else to focus on." He continued: "We have really toned things down because we have enough stuff. There is nothing else we need."

Elton has also celebrated his birthday with fans by sharing a piece titled "Ten Things You May Not Have Known About Elton John" on his website, with facts about the star including that he has appeared in over 15 movie soundtracks, and has Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavour 'Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road' named in his honour.

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