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Elton John, David Furnish welcome second son Elijah

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Sir Elton John and David Furnish have become parents for a second time, it has been confirmed.

Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John was born in Los Angeles via a surrogate on Friday evening (January 11) and weighed 8lbs 4oz.

Elton John and David Furnish

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John and Furnish told Hello: "Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable.

"The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way.

"It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement."

Elton John greets the audience during his concert at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.

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The pair's first son Zachary was born on Christmas Day, 2010.

They were reported last week to have welcomed a second child, but the claims were swiftly denied on Friday morning - at which point Elijah had not yet been born.

Elton John and David Furnish with son Zachary

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[Elton John and David Furnish with son Zachary]

The pair were rumoured to have purchased a new Los Angeles mansion in October to make room for the new addition to their family.

The 'Candle in the Wind' singer said last summer that he "definitely" wanted another child as a brother or sister to Zachary.

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