A representative for Sir Elton John has shut down reports the star has become a dad for the second time.

Early on Thursday (10Jan13), the New York Post indicated the Rocket Man and his partner David Furnish had recently expanded their brood after their surrogate in California gave birth to a new baby.

But a spokesperson for the couple has now set the record straight, telling Eonline.com, "Reports that Elton and David have had a second child are false."

Furnish and the singer welcomed their first child, Zachary, on Christmas Day (25Dec12) in 2010 and are reportedly expecting a sibling for their son.