16/05/2017 09:02 BST | Updated 16/05/2017 11:07 BST

Elton John Has Healed His Nine-Year Rift With His Mother, As He Shares Twitter Tribute

'So happy we are back in touch.'

Elton John has revealed he has healed the nine-year rift he had with his mother, Sheila Dwight. 

The singer told fans he was “so happy” to be back in touch with her, as he sent her a message for US Mother’s Day. 

Elton shared a photo of them together on Twitter from the day he was granted a honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy Of Music in 2002. 

He wrote: “Dear Mum, Happy Mother’s Day! So happy we are back in touch. Love, Elton xo.”

The pair fell out back in 2008, when she accused Elton’s husband David Furnish of turning her son against her. 

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Just last year, Elton insisted he didn’t want his mother in his life, telling Rolling Stone: “It upsets me but to be honest, I don’t miss her.

“When she says things in the press, like last year, ‘I haven’t spoken to Elton since he married that f****** a****** David Furnish’. That was pretty hard to take.

“I don’t hate my mother. I look after her, but I don’t want her in my life.”

Elton recently issued an apology to his fans, after being forced to cancel a string of live shows due to a “potentially deadly” bacterial infection.

He spent two nights in intensive care, with his spokesperson saying: “Elton’s medical team identified this quickly and treated it successfully. He is expected to make a full and complete recovery.”

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