For some folks, 65 is retirement age. For Elton John, who reaches that mark on Sunday, it's the age at which you book a summer tour of Europe in addition to your lucrative Las Vegas residency… release a T Bone Burnett-produced comeback CD… prepare a sequel to your last hit animated musical, Gnomeo & Juliet… watch the grosses come in for your touring stage musical, Billy Elliot… dress up as a monarch and shill for Pepsi in inescapable TV spots…
And, oh yeah, the age at which you stop and smell the nappies.
"I love the smell of nappies and diapers," John said at a press event last year, helpfully using both the British and American terms for the fragrant delights. Perhaps he'd taken leave of his olfactory senses, but most likely the long-recovered alcoholic has found his true late-in-life fix getting high on fatherhood.
Elton John, David Furnish, and Zacahary at a 2012 Oscars partyAs Elton turns 65, his son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, has yet to pass the year-and-a-half-old mark. The baby was born on Christmas day of 2010, via a fertilizedRead More »from Elton John Hits 65… Less Retired Than Ever, And Talking Baby-Talk