Favorite performer of millions, fighter for the rights of LGBT people, and philanthropist Elton John turned 66 years old.
And what a year it's been for John, who has given a total of 113 performances over the last few months, including one for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Plus, he wrapped up the recording of his next album, "The Diving Board," and welcomed a new member to his family -- son Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.
According to his Facebook page, John is taking a few days off in between concerts in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Houston, Tex., so he can spend his special day at home with husband David Furnish and their sons, 2-year-old Zachary and 2-month-old Elijah.
Happy Birthday, Elton!