Elton John

Elton John

As Sir Elton John kicks off his Australian tour in Perth, a report back in England says he is to become a dad again.

Britain's The Sun newspaper says Sir Elton, 65, and partner David Furnish, 50, will become fathers again next year.

The couple already have a 23-month-old son, Zachary, born on December 25, 2010, via a surrogate.

The Sun says the couple plan to use the same surrogate who gave birth to Zachary. In an August interview, Elton, 65, confirmed that another baby was planned, saying, “We definitely will have another one. At what stage we don’t know, but we definitely will. I don’t want him [Zachary] to be an only child.”

Sir Elton's agent refused to comment, the paper says.

With AAP