SIR Elton John is set to follow in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie and Madonna - he wants to adopt a baby boy.
Sir Elton, 62, has long considered adoption, but always rejected the idea because of his age and touring lifestyle.
But the singer had his "heart stolen" by 14-month-old Lev on a recent visit to an orphanage in Ukraine - and he and longterm partner David Furnish are thinking about bringing the tot back to England.
He says, "David and I have always talked about adoption, David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said 'no' because I am 62 and I think because of the travelling I do and the life I have, maybe it wouldn't be fair for the child.
"But having seen Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don't know how we do that but he has stolen my heart. And he has stolen David's heart and it would be wonderful if we can have a home. I've changed my mind today."
The star admits the death of his long-term keyboardist, Guy Babylon, earlier this month (Sep09) also influenced his decision.
He adds, "Last week I lost one of my best friends; my keyboard player died of a heart attack at 52. It broke my heart because he was such a genius and so young and has two wonderful children. What better opportunity to replace someone I lost than to replace him with someone I can give a future to."
Jolie has adopted three of her children, Maddox, Pax and Zahara, while Madonna took in little David and Mercy from Malawi.