Sir Rod Stewart is currently away from his family in Las Vegas before his tour takes in other parts of the US until later this year. The music legend said it “breaks my heart” when it comes to not seeing his children for long periods of time while on the road. The 74-year-old gave his little ones a shout out today while speaking to Zoe Ball on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show. He is hoping to beat Sir Elton John’s record for performances in the Nervada resort, and has three this week at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Host Zoe, 48, asked: “You’re celebrating 50 years as a solo artist this year, working as hard as you ever did by the looks of it.
“What’s your secret? Just keep working and keep doing what you love?”
Sir Rod replied: “Well, I think you can’t do that unless you love what you do… I love it and the only downside is the travelling. I’m in Las Vegas now so I won’t see my kids for another three weeks, which breaks my heart.
“Well incidentally they listen to the show on their way to school, you’ll be pleased to know, every morning.”
“That’s fantastic,” Zoe responded. “Good morning to Rod’s kids and to Penny [Lancaster], gorgeous Penny as well. How is Las Vegas? How excited are you to be back on stage at Caesars Palace? You’re playing tonight of course.”
He went on: “It’s always a great pleasure… It’s the most glorious arena… I thoroughly enjoy it and I think this is my 187th show so I’m going to try and beat Elton. I think he’s up to 250.”
The singer has eight more concerts in Vegas to do in 2019 as well as shows in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.
On his return to the UK, he will continue his 2019 tour, performing in cities including Manchester, Glasgow and finishing in London five days before Christmas.
Rod has two children from his third marriage to model Penny, 48: Alastair Wallace, 13, and Aiden Patrick, eight.
He has six other children: Sarah Streeter, Kimberly, Sean, Ruby, Renee and Liam.
Meanwhile, it comes just days after Rod Stewart opened up about his secret two-year battle with prostate cancer.
Speaking at a fundraising event for the Prostate Project, he shared his own experience with a shocked audience.
The star told the crowd he was diagnosed with prostate cancer during a routine check-up in 2017.
According to the The Mirror, he said: “No one knows this, but I thought this was about time I told everybody.
“I’m in the clear, now, simply because I caught it early. I have so many tests.”
Rod then took the opportunity to warn other men to get themselves checked regularly.