Sir Elton John ends feud with his mother

SIR Elton John has ended his eight-year feud with his mother Sheila.

The 68-year-old singer has been at loggerheads with his mother for the best part of a decade, but has revealed they recently reconnected and are now back on good terms.

The 'Rocket Man' hitmaker said: "Out of respect for my mother's privacy, I have always shied away from speaking publicly about our relationship. However, I can say that we are now back in touch and have been so since my mother's 90th birthday."

Until a few weeks ago, the duo had not spoken since 2008 and there appeared to be minimal chance of a reconciliation when Sheila booked a Sir Elton tribute act for her 90th birthday bash.

However, a source close to the pair admitted Sheila's landmark celebration has proven to be a turning point in their relationship.

The insider told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Enough was enough. It had gone on for a long time which is desperately sad, but he didn't want things to continue downhill.

"He decided when she turned 90 things had to change and they've been back in contact. Obviously he was happy to help out with her hip operation. He wanted to make sure she got the best possible care and did everything he could to ensure that happened.

"Before the fall-out they were incredibly close and hopefully they can now rebuild their relationship."