By Sarah Keane • 21 February 2021 • 16:20
SIR ROD STEWART hires ‘Rud Stewart’ tribute act as a hilarious gag for his son’s birthday
Singing sensation Sir Rod Steward, whose chart-topping career has spanned nearly 60 years, decided to give his pipes a break on his son Liam’s 26th birthday and instead pay £25 for Yorkshire-born tribute artist ‘Rud Stewart’ to send a personalised message to the birthday boy and belt out a few classic tunes.
The ‘Have I Told You Lately’ star, 76, is married to Penny Lancaster, but shares his son with 51-year-old Rachel Hunter.
In the video shared on messaging site Memmo, Rud is looking extremely Rod-like in a pink jacket, leopard print shirt and dark glasses.
Speaking remotely to the accomplished ice hockey player, Rud says:
‘Hello Liam, Rud Stewart here, how are ya?
I’ve got a message here for you from Penny Lancaster – not too shabby. ‘
He then read the message from Liam’s family which said: ‘Happy Birthday Liam, you’re in my heart.
‘Remember, no matter how old you feel, you’ll never be as old, p****d up or washed up as me, Rod…
‘This is for you, from Rod and Penny.’
After telling Liam that he was a big fan, the tribute went on to blast out his rendition of Have I told You Lately That I Love You, and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
Never far from the news, the veteran crooner reached a plea deal at the end of January to settle misdemeanor battery charges arising from an altercation between him and his son, 40-year-old Sean, with a security guard at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach on New Year’s Eve 2019.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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