Rod Stewart fears he's lost 13-year-old son to Fortnite and girls

Rod Stewart believes he has lost his 13-year-old son to computer games and girls.

The dad-of-eight is devastated that Alastair – his son with wife Penny Lancaster – is “becoming a teenager”.

He said: “I am battling against computer games like Fortnite.

“My eldest son has given up on Fortnite and he has got his phone now, so it is all girls.

“There is a side I feel I have lost in him in the last two or three years.

“I suppose it is growth and he is becoming a teenager and it is an awkward time for him. I miss him so much.

“I miss the boy in him.”


Rod, 74, and Penny also have ­seven-year-old Aiden.

But he forgets the age of his eldest daughter Sarah, 55, who he recently reconciled with after previously giving her up for adoption.

He said: “I have got Aiden and he is seven. I have another, six. Don’t ask me how old the eldest one is please. She is up there. I had a naughty winkle when I was in my teens.”

But he also spoke of his regrets at having not spent enough time with his children including 39-year-old Kimberley and 38-year-old Sean, whose mother is Alana Stewart, 73.

Speaking on Ireland’s The Late Late Show, he continued: “With Sean and Kimberly, I was on tour a lot so I missed their growing up.

“I was in debt to the Internal Revenue Service (in America) in the late 70s for $2million. That was a lot of money then. It is a lot of money now. I had to go and do a lot of touring so I did not see them.

“What I was doing was what anyone of my age would have done.

“The only thing I regret is that I did not say goodbye very well.

“I sort of snuck out of the back door or disappeared, which is not a gentlemanly thing to do.

“I did not want any altercation or confrontation. But now I get on with the exes. We had Christmas together once with two turkeys. I don’t think it will ever happen again but it was special.”

The rocker was interviewed by Ryan Tubridy on the Irish chat show and welled up in tears after he was presented with a book of poetry connected to the 1916 Easter Rising.

His song Grace, released last year, tells show Grace Gifford-Plunkett married revolutionary leader Joseph Plunkett – author of the poems – the night before his execution for taking part in the rebellion.

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