Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:22:45 GMT | By Felicity Thistelethwaite
Elton John celebrates 65th birthday

Elton John and wife Renate Blauel 1980



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In 1984 Elton Hercules John married close friend and sound engineer Renate Blauel on Valentine's Day. The marriage only lasted three years and these days the singer is openly gay.


In 1986 Elton lost his voice while on tour in Australia, after which he underwent throat surgery which permanently altered his voice.

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