Elton John Rings in 70 with Help from Lady Gaga and More at Star-Studded L.A. Party
Saturday night’s alright for – a birthday party!
Guests included Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Phillippe, Jon Hamm (who reunited on the red carpet with fellow 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer), Heidi Klum and Katy Perry, among others. Guests sipped on Clase Azul tequila and Wonder and Gaga led the guests in singing Happy Birthday to John.
According to a source, Perry and Phillippe were spotted chatting and being friendly during the bash while Gaga spent most of the night in her private trailer outside of the party. John also gave a sweet speech about his partner David Furnish, saying that he had helped him turn his life around from his old partying ways.
Those who couldn’t make it to the event sent in video well-wishes for John — and the list was appropriately star-studded. Prince Harry, Ellen DeGeneres, Bono and David Beckham all sent in clips for the birthday boy.
Opening up to Beats 1’s Zane Lowe ahead of the bash, John said, “Some people don’t like birthdays, they don’t like celebrating, they don’t want to know about them, and I’ve always enjoyed my birthday.”
“Seventy sounds so archaic, doesn’t it?” John told Lowe. “When I was growing up, 70 sounded like the end of the world. But things have changed — you’re only as old as you feel inside.”
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Though John admitted that sometimes, his physical strength is down, he said, “My inner self I feel great.”
Ahead of the glamorous gala, John shared a look at his family’s private birthday celebrations at their home, where he was joined by his young sons Elijah and Zachary. In one Instagram shot, the trio can be seen gathered around a chocolate cake. The singer also shared several shots of the birthday cards he had received for his milestone day, as well as a video montage.
- with reporting by MARIA MERCEDES LARA