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Elton John: You can't plan life

Elton John has made a new album which takes him back to his roots as a fan of soul and gospel music.

He reveals his latest project in an interview with BBC reporter John Wilson and speaks openly about his life:

"You can't plan life. I didn't plan my children. It was only because I went to an orphanage in the Ukraine and saw a little boy who we wanted to adopt that we couldn't because of the laws."

"It broke my heart and David sat me down and said, 'why don't we have our own?' and I said 'well I've always said I'm too selfish and I'm too set in my ways'. Life sometimes comes up with little signs for you."

John Wilson's full interview with Elton John will be broadcast at 7.15pm tonight on Front Row on BBC Radio 4.

First broadcast on the Today programme on Wednesday 3 July