Elton John and David Furnish welcome second son

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2010 file photo, Sir Elton John, left, and David Furnish attend the Ninth Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation benefit 'An Enduring Vision' at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Elton John and David Furnish say they have become parents for a second time. The couple say they are "overwhelmed with happiness" at the birth of Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John. John's spokeswoman Fran Curtis confirmed an announcement on the singer's website that the baby was born Friday Jan. 11, 2013 in Los Angeles to a surrogate mother, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces (3.7 kilograms). (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) Evan Agostini

Elton John and David Furnish say they have become parents for a second time.

The couple say they are "overwhelmed with happiness" at the birth of Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.

John's spokeswoman Fran Curtis confirmed an announcement on the singer's website that the baby was born Friday in Los Angeles to a surrogate mother. The baby weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

John, who is 65, and 50-year-old Furnish are parents to 2-year-old Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, born in California in December 2010, also through a surrogate mother.

They told Hello! magazine Wednesday that "the birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way." John added, "I think it's difficult to be an only child, and to be an only child of someone famous. I want Zachary to have a sibling."

"I know when he goes to school there's going to be an awful lot of pressure, and I know he's going to have people saying, 'You don't have a mummy,'" John said of having a second child. "It's going to happen. We talked about it before we had him. I want someone to be at his side and back him up. We shall see."

John, meanwhile, will be on tour this year, performing in South America before doing a batch of dates in Las Vegas this spring.

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