Rod Stewart: My son thinks I'm a plumber

Rod Stewart has revealed his new album Time was inspired by his autobiography.

Rod Stewart’s son thinks his father is “a plumber”.

The singer, who is currently promoting his new album Time, revealed that one of his two youngest children doesn’t know about his global fame.

A father of eight, the rocker became a parent again in his sixties with third wife Penny Lancaster, welcoming sons Alistair and Aiden in 2005 and 2011 respectively.

“My two-year-old son doesn’t even know what I do for a living yet…he’s never seen me on stage. He’s coming to his first concert in one of the British shows. He thinks I’m a plumber, like my dad was,” Rod told the BBC.

The Do Ya Think I’m Sexy singer is currently celebrating his first original record in 20 years reaching the number one spot in the British album charts.

Having sold over 100million records in his decade-spanning career, the star has focused on covering iconic American songs and Christmas hits on his latest releases.

The 68-year-old revealed that writing his memoir Rod: The Autobiography, which was released in 2012, made him realise he should transform his colourful family history into music.

On the record, he candidly sings about personal issues, including the pain of his multiple divorces.

Rod said he is “very proud” to return to the top of the charts after 30 years. His last UK number one was in 1983 with the single Baby Jane.

“I was putting the book together and one inspired the other, and being surrounded by family and friends, you know, I suddenly realised what a stock of stuff I had to write about,” he said.
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Monday, 20. May 2013