Elton John’s Estranged Mother Reveals Reason Behind Seven Year Rift With Son

LONDON – The singer’s mother Sheila Farebrother hired an Elton impersonator to entertain her guests at her 90th birthday.

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Sir Elton John will keep paying his mother’s bills despite their ongoing feud.

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Sheila ­Farebrother, 90, and her son have not spoken in seven years, and although Sir Elton is deeply upset at his mother for recently accusing the singer of saying he ”hated” her, he has no intention of stopping the financial support he provides.

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A friend explained to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: ”He is upset and cross, but people should remember that Elton pays all of her bills and that won’t stop.

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”Despite everything, Sheila is his mother and he couldn’t see her struggle financially, or go without medical care she needs as a 90-year-old woman.

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”But he feels extremely sad that it has come to this – it is without a doubt the worst things have been in the seven years since they fell out.”

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Sheila has blamed Sir Elton’s husband David Furnish for the falling out, while also being angered at being told to cut contact with their old friends Bob Halley and John Reid, who she thinks helped her son’s career.

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In an interview, she said: ”I told him I’m not about to do that and drop them. Bob is like a son to me, he always has been marvellous to me and lives nearby and keeps an eye on me.

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”Then to my utter amazement, he told me he hated me. And he then banged the phone down. Imagine. To me, his mother.

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”He told me I thought more of Bob Halley than of my own son.

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”And to that I said to him, ‘And you think more of that f***ing thing you married than your own mother’.”

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Sheila Farebrother, the 90 year old mother of singer Elton John, has revealed the reason why she and her superstar son have not spoken in seven years. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mrs Farebrother blamed the singer’s husband David Furnish for straining the mother-son relationship, but said the final straw came when she wouldn’t give up two of her oldest friends.

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Mrs Farebrother said the end of her relationship with Elton came over a ‘petty’ reason which sparked a a catastrophic argument between the pair. “It’s seven years now in June”, Sheila told the newspaper. “But you know, I’ve got used to it. And it was all so stupid — so petty.”

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She revealed that the rift began when Elton ordered her to cut two close friends out of her life, Bob Halley and John Reid. Halley was Elton’s driver who became his personal assistant, but had been fired after more than 30 years of service. While John Reid was the manger who had guided the singer’s career from its earliest stages.

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But Sheila said she told her son that she valued their friendship too much to cut them out of her life. “Then to my utter amazement, he told me he hated me,” Sheila told the Daily Mail. “And he then banged the phone down. Imagine! To me, his mother!’”

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Sheila then said she reacted in anger telling her son, “You think more of that f***ing thing you married than your own mother. Those were the last words I spoke to him,” she continued. “That’s what it’s all about. I suppose he was horrified because I dared to disobey.”

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The 90 year old said that things started to become strained with her son due to his partner David Furnish. Sheila said it began when she was invited to be the official witness at their civil partnership, but was then told she could not appear in any of the photographs because she refused to wear a hat.

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When asked if she’d ever speak to her son again Sheila said, “It’s up to him. Maybe, I don’t know. I’m happy now. I’ve got over all the hurt of those seven years.” “I’ve got over all the nasty things and the hurtfulness. I just hope he’s as happy as I am,” she concluded. – Contact Music

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