16/01/2013 02:34 GMT | Updated 16/01/2013 05:20 GMT

Elton John Confirms He's Dad To Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John

Elton John has finally confirmed he's a daddy again, officially announcing the arrival of Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John to the world.

Rumours abounded last Thursday that the Rocket Man legend and his partner David Furnish had welcomed another child via surrogate, but before we could send them a sparkly romper suit, a rep for the rocker denied the reports.

Elton and David are dads again

However, the birth actually happened on Friday in Los Angeles.

A statement to Hello! reads: "The reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable. The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way. It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement."

Elijah is a little brother for Zachary, who was born on Christmas Day in 2010.

Elton John and David Furnish

Speaking about his desire to have more kids following Zachary's birth, Elton revealed he would use the same surrogate again so his children are biological siblings.

He said: "We could go back to the same egg donor, so biologically there would certainly be a connection between brother and brother or brother and sister."