Rod Stewart, a British rock and pop singer and songwriter, said in an interview that his son had collapsed at a football game and was rushed to the hospital following what was likely a heart attack.
Rod said his son Aiden, 11, collapsed while playing for his Young Hoops Under-12s team, though the rock veteran did not reveal when this happened.
“We thought my boy had a heart attack,” Rod said in an interview with FourFourTwo magazine.
The 77-year-old singer said his son went ‘blue and unconscious’ during a game. It was later revealed that the kid had actually experienced a panic attack rather than 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.”
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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.