Rod Stewart’s 11-year-old son Aiden was rushed to hospital after suffering a suspected “heart attack” when he collapsed and “was going blue” during a soccer match.
The distraught rock legend told the media the incident occurred while Aiden was playing for his Young Hoops Under-12s team.
“We thought my boy had a heart attack,” Stewart said in a statement.
“He was going blue and was unconscious until he calmed down.”
His son is fine now, however, Stewart confirmed.
The former Faces frontman said doctors told him his son had suffered a “panic attack.”
“It was scary, but it turned out to be a panic attack,” he said.
“The lad wanted to do well, pulled on the Hoops in Scotland for his dad.”
Despite the unusual nature of the incident, Stewart revealed that another boy also collapsed at the soccer game.
“Another boy fell backwards and banged his head — he’s still not back,” revealed Stewart, a major soccer fan and former club owner.
“In all of my days watching football, that’s the only time two ambulances had been called.”
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— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) December 7, 2022
Stewart’s two older brothers died earlier this year.
He said last month:
“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.”
According to The Daily Mail:
Rod’s offspring are from romances with five different women. He has two sons with current wife Penny, 51, model Alastair, 16 and Aiden.
Kimberly, 43, and Sean, 42, are from Rod’s first marriage to actress, Alana Stewart, 77, and daughter Ruby, 35, is from his relationship with model Kelly Emberg, 63.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) December 7, 2022