Elton John shares snaps of his very unusual gift from husband David Furnish and their two children as he celebrates his 76th birthday
Sir Elton John took to Instagram on Saturday to show his fans how he celebrated turning 76.
The Don’t Go Breaking My Heart hit maker spent the big day with his husband David Furnish, 60, and their two children Zachary Furnish- John, 13 and Elijah Furnish-John, 10.
Posting some snaps to his 4.4 million followers, he showed off some huge pink and gold balloons, plus a sweet present of 100 oak trees.
Whilst the trees were not fully grown, they were sprigs from acorns from an old tree that had been part of Sir Elton’s driveway for years.
Describing the day as ‘magical’ and a ‘real celebration’ it was the tasty cake that stole the show.
Birthday bumps: Sir Elton John celebrated turning 76 with his husband David Furnish (pictured right), 60, and their two children Zachary Furnish- John, 13 and Elijah Furnish-John, 10
Tasty treat: Describing the day as ‘magical’ and a ‘real celebration’ he showcased a cake that featured himself in fondant icing, playing the piano and wearing a pair of his trademark specs
Decorated in fondant icing, it saw Elton as an edible, piano-playing version of himself, wearing a pair of his trademark specs.
Lying across the top of the piano was a fondant icing David, staring into Elton’s eyes whilst their children were seen lying down, seemingly listening to the songs being played in the imaginary scene.
Elton captioned the pictures: ‘I absolutely loved my birthday! A magical day with @davidfurnish and our beautiful sons.
‘From the most spectacular cake – to the gift of 100 oak trees grown from acorns off the old tree that’s been gracing my driveway for centuries, it was a real celebration.
‘Thank-you from the bottom of my heart to all the friends and fans who sent flowers and beautiful messages.’
The music legend then reposted a string of stories from famous faces congratulating him on the milestone.
They included Taron Egerton, who famously played him in the biopic Rocketman, comedian David Walliams, actor Russell Tovey and makeup mastermind Charlotte Tilbury, among others.
Sir Elton who is currently on tour with his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour has a music career that spans more than five decades.
Delightful decor: Posting some snaps to his 4.4 million followers, Elton showed off some huge pink and gold balloons
Garden party: The music legend also received a sweet present of 100 oak trees that came from acorns off an old tree that has been placed in his driveway for centuries
Perfect moments: Describing it as ‘a magical day’ that was ‘a real celebration’ Elton received a colourful wooden scene from his ‘beautiful sons’
Famous faces: The stars flocked to the singers socials to congratulate him on the milestone sending tweets, messages and posting stories
Music man: Sir Elton is currently on tour with his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour has a music career that spans more than five decades but his final UK leg will be headlining Glastonbury
He has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and in 1998 was knighted for services to music and charity.
Explaining why the legendary singer wants to take his final bow from touring, husband David told Billboard:
‘As long as I’ve known Elton, he’s been on the road, doing 90 to 100 shows annually. It’s a big commitment.’
Elton now plans to cut back on work to spend more time with his sons and his final UK leg of the tour will be headlining Glastonbury in June.