Sir Rod Stewart reveals his 11-year-old son was rushed to hospital with suspected heart attack
Sir Rod Stewart has revealed his 11-year-old son Aiden was rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack after collapsing at a football match.
The singer, 77, recalled his son going ‘blue and unconscious’ while playing for his Young Hoops Under-12s team.
Although the Maggie May hitmaker didn’t share details of when the incident occurred, he revealed that an ambulance was called.
Stewart told to FourFourTwo magazine: “We thought my boy had a heart attack.
“He was going blue and was unconscious until he calmed down. It was scary, but it turned out to be a panic attack. The lad wanted to do well, pulled on the Hoops in Scotland for his dad.
“Another boy fell backwards and banged his head – he’s still not back. In all of my days watching football, that’s the only time two ambulances had been called.”
The father of eight welcomed his youngest, Aiden, with his current wife Penny Lancaster, who he also shares son Alastair, 16, with.
Stewart had his first child, Sara Streeter, aged 17 with his then-girlfriend Susannah Boffey. The pair gave Sara up for adoption and she was raised by her adoptive parents, Gerald and Evelyn Thubron.
The musician is also dad to Kimberly, 43, and Sean, 42, who are from his first marriage to actress, Alana Stewart, 77, while his daughter Ruby, 35, is from his relationship with model Kelly Emberg, 63.
He also welcomed two children, Ruby, 30, and Liam, 28, with model ex Rachel Hunter.
Last week, Stewart announced the death of his brother Bob, two months after the loss of his other brother, Don.
The singer paid tribute to his sibling on Instagram, sharing an image of a candle and the message “Rest in peace”.
He wrote: “It’s with great sadness that I announce the loss of my brother Bob last night, who joins my brother Don on the great football pitch in the sky.
“I’ve lost two of my best mates in the space of two months. RIP Don and Bob ‘irreplaceable buddies’.”
His post prompted a wave of messages from fans who sent their condolences.
It comes after he announced the death of Don in September, just 48 hours before that of the Queen.
He wrote: “It has been a devastating 48 hours. We lost my brother Don on Tuesday at 94 and today we have all lost Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at 96.”
Stewart, the youngest of five children, also has two sisters – Peggy and Mary.