Belfast Telegraph

Monday 20 October 2014

Rod Stewart: I'm normal at Christmas

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart says his Christmas is "just like everybody else's".

The legendary rocker prefers to enjoy low-key festivities during the holiday season. He shuns lavish celebrations and gifts, insisting the most important thing about Christmas is being with loved ones.

"I will be in London this year," he told a UK TV show. "My Christmas Day is just like everybody else's. We don't have a big parties, probably a few relatives will come over, the same old stuff."

Rod is married to photographer-and-model Penny Lancaster, with the couple raising two young sons together, Alastair and Aiden. Rod also has six other children from previous relationships.

The 67-year-old star is renowned for being a sports fanatic. Last month, he was caught on camera weeping tears of joy after seeing his beloved Celtic Football Club beat Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

Rod is planning to watch a series of soccer games during the holiday season this year.

"What I love about being in England is there is a lot of football on over Christmas, that is what I like!" Rod laughed.

The music star recently claimed his love of playing and watching soccer stopped him from getting hooked on drugs.

"Absolutely," he replied, when asked if his interest in the game saved him. "I've always been into keeping myself physically fit, for my career. I never bought any either. I never bought any drugs."

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Libra:

You always feel inspired to give loved ones gifts, favours and praise. The prospect of planning a party for a special friend makes you excited. Your leadership skills are impressive and can be used to create the social event of the season. Enlist the aid of friends, relatives and neighbours to handle smaller jobs. Working as a team will be lots of fun. Even small children will want to get involved. Let the little ones make decorations, fold napkins and assemble gift bags.More