Elton John isn't messing around when it comes to his son Zachary.
Which is why the memory of his best friend Eric Clapton's tragic loss of a child prompted Elton to move his family out of their high rise apartment and bring the whole clan over to a house that is on the nice and solid ground.
“The reason behind Elton and David giving up their West Hollywood condos is because they thought it wasn’t a suitable place for a toddler to grow up in. They did love the home, but now they are parents they have to think more sensibly and it wasn’t ideal for Zachary. The apartment was situated halfway up the Sierra Towers complex, so it was dangerously high-up."
What were the loving parents worried might happen to their precious son?
Here's what the source said:
"Despite all the constant attention they give Zachary, Elton and David feared that the toddler could climb out of one of the apartment’s many windows and fall. Zachary is very precious to them, and Elton remembered what happened to his close friend Eric Clapton who lost his son Conor in such a tragic way. They thought about installing window guards all throughout but Elton was terrified that one of them could malfunction or break, and he couldn't live with that on his conscience."
We don't blame them for being as careful as they can be! We think they did the right thing.
And check out this source agree:
"As responsible parents, Elton and David did the right thing and moved to a more kid-friendly home where they will continue to dote on Zachary."
Way to go you two!
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