"We thought my boy had a heart attack," the 77-year-old singer revealed.
Sir Rod Stewart recently shared that he had a big scare when his youngest son, 11-year-old son Aiden, had to be rushed to the hospital after collapsing at a football game. The 77-year-old singer revealed that the boy went "blue and unconscious" while playing for his Young Hoops Under-12s team. According to Evening Standard, Stewart told FourFourTwo magazine that although they initially worried Aiden had suffered a heart attack, it later became evident that he had actually been having a panic attack.
Recounting the "scary" incident, he said: "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," the singer added. The Grammy Award winner revealed that another young player on the team also had to be rushed to the hospital after being injured.
"Another boy fell backward 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," Stewart said. Aiden is Stewart's second child with his current wife Penny Lancaster. They also share a 16-year-old son named Alastair. The Maggie May singer has six other children from previous relationships.
Stewart had his first child, Sara Streeter, at the age of 17 with his then-girlfriend Susannah Boffey. The pair made the decision to give her up for adoption and she was raised by her adoptive parents, Gerald and Evelyn Thubron. From his first marriage to actress, Alana Stewart, 77, Stewart fathered Kimberly, 43, and Sean, 42. He shares his daughter Ruby, 35, with model Kelly Emberg, 63. He also became a father to Ruby, 30, and Liam, 28, during his relationship with model Rachel Hunter.
The news of Aiden’s hospital visit comes just a week after Stewart announced the death of his brother Bob, two months after the loss of his other brother, Don. Sharing an image of a candle with the words "Rest in peace" below it, the musician 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.'"
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