Elton John fears son will have difficult childhood

London: Singer Elton John feels that his son Zachary with partner David Furnish is going to face a very difficult childhood where he would have to fight against homophobia and his parents` fame.

The 65-year-old star and his civil partner David Furnish, 49, became parents on Christmas Day 2010 to a child conceived using a donor egg and born via surrogate, the Daily Mail reported.

John fears his child will struggle with bullies because he works in showbusiness and because he doesn`t "have a mummy".

"Being the child of someone famous is a huge ball and chain around your ankles. It`s going to be very difficult," the musician told Radio Times.

"At school other children will say, `You don`t have a mummy`. We`ve come a long way, but there`s still homophobia and will be until a new generation of parents don`t instill it in their children," he said, adding Zachary calls him `daddy` and Furnish `papa`.

John wants music to be a big part of his son`s life but would not push him into showbiz.

PTI

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