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Fatherhood a no-no for Elton John

Veteran singer Sir Elton John has refused to accept husband David Furnish's pleas of adopting a child.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 20:09 IST

Veteran singer Sir Elton John has refused to accept husband David Furnish's pleas of adopting a child, and has reportedly told his life partner he has no desire to be a father.

Even though the Candle In The Wind singer is jointly sponsoring an African orphan with his spouse, he apparently has no intention of legally fathering a child, as he is convinced that as parents the couple will not be able to do justice with the child's upbringing.

"We've talked about it a lot and, personally, I would. But Elton feels that we wouldn't be around enough at the moment to give the kind of support a child needs," Femalefirst quoted David, as saying.

"We have adopted a child in Africa and we both have tons of godchildren, whom we care about very much. That will have to do," he added.

However, David admits his paternal instincts are still strong despite Elton's insistence he doesn't want to adopt.

"Sometimes when I'm playing with them, I wonder what it would be like to be father, but sadly it's not to be," the report quoted David, as telling Britain's Daily Telegraph magazine.