Elton John is relishing quality time with David Furnish and their sons amid the coronavirus crisis

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He's a doting father of two sons, Zachary and Elijah, whom he shares with husband David Furnish.And amid the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John revealed he's relishing spending quality time with his young family as citizens are advised to isolate at home in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus.In a new interview, the…

He’s a doting father of two sons, Zachary and Elijah, whom he shares with husband David Furnish.

And amid the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John revealed he’s relishing spending quality time with his young family as citizens are advised to isolate at home in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus.

In a new interview, the Rocketman hitmaker, 72, told how he was ‘loving every second’ of spending 24/7 with his boys as he also discussed the importance of music and staying positive during this difficult time. 

Silver lining: Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John revealed he’s relishing spending quality time with his young family as citizens are advised to isolate at home in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Elton discussed how he and David, 57, are coping with self-isolating with their boys Elijah, seven and nine-year-old Zachary.

And it seems that the singer is loving it as his busy touring schedule means he wouldn’t usually spend as much time with them as he would like.

He said: ‘This is the time where people are going to spend more time with their families than they’ve ever done before. And so far, again, check with me in two weeks. 

‘I’m enjoying it so much because I don’t spend that much time with my family during the day and I’m loving every second of it. So cherish it while you can. Every cloud has a silver lining.’

Family: In a new interview, the Rocketman hitmaker, 72, told how he was ‘loving every second’ of spending 24/7 with his boys as he also discussed the importance of music and staying positive during this difficult time (pictured in 2018) 

Discussing how the family have kept themselves busy while isolating at home in the UK, he went on to reveal that board games are they key.

‘We’re playing every day, at 5:30 we play Snakes and Ladders, which in America is called Chutes and Ladders, and it’s become a family routine now and it’s fantastic. 

‘To be honest with you, it’s great to be able to spend this much time with my boys because normally I don’t, even though they’ve been on the road with us since November in Australia and New Zealand. 

‘It’s, this is 24/7 with them and it’s fantastic. I mean I’m saying that after a week, check on me in about three weeks.’

He went on to reflect on how the pandemic could bring people together and help them to think about the important things in life. 

Family time: I’m enjoying it so much because I don’t spend that much time with my family during the day and I’m loving every second of it. So cherish it while you can. Every cloud has a silver lining (pictured in 2015)

‘Maybe this will bring people together and be far more thoughtful about each other in a world where we’re so selfish, me included,’ he said.

‘And it gives us time to reflect on what life’s all about. And life is about love and sharing and generosity of spirit and coming together as one I hope will be the result of this.’

Amid the crisis gripping the world, Elton is one of many artist having to cancel tour dates, having recently announced the postponement of his Farewell shows.

And Elton noted that despite him not taking to the stage any time soon, the importance of music is vital now more than ever in bringing people together.

He explained: ‘I’m afraid that the tours aren’t going to happen until after the summer probably. I don’t think realistically speaking that we, artists, can expect to go back on the road. And so people are going to take solace in music.’

Entertainment: ‘We’re playing every day, at 5:30 we play Snakes and Ladders, which in America is called Chutes and Ladders, and it’s become a family routine now and it’s fantastic’

Music: At this time music is so important to people. Music and sport bring people together, and this time sport is completely out of the question. So music and entertainment is very vital. And so you’ve got to give people some stuff to really feel good about not just sad music’

He added: ‘At this time music is so important to people. Music and sport bring people together, and this time sport is completely out of the question. So music and entertainment is very vital. And so you’ve got to give people some stuff to really feel good about not just sad music.’ 

The Candle In The Wind singer also talked about how he remains positive in the situation and reiterated the view that people should cease panic buying food.

He said: ‘Well, you have to be positive and say, “An end will come to this.” We don’t know when, but hopefully, scientists have never been so busy now trying to find something that works, trying to find a vaccine. But that takes time. 

‘People just have to do what they’re told and and stop buying all the groceries. I mean this thing in the paper today on the news today in England on the BBC, people are buying everything in supermarkets. And then people who are working like 40 hour shifts in the NHS come off their shift exhausted go to the supermarket, there’s nothing for them to buy. These are the people that are doing all the hard work.’

Upbeat: The Candle In The Wind singer also talked about how he remains positive in the situation and reiterated the view that people should cease panic buying food

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