Sir Rod Stewart reveals eldest children have bad feelings towards his absence during their childhood

Sir Rod Stewart admitted that he had to be on tour often to pay off his debt

Sir Rod Stewart has opened up about how his two eldest children, Kim and Sean, had "bad feelings" towards him as he spent much of their childhood on tour. Speaking candidly about his eight children while on Lorraine, he said: "I've got two youngsters, eight children altogether. I plan my tours around the kids' holidays. So this weekend we're all off to Florida where I start a US tour, during their holidays. That won't go on forever as they'll say I don't want to go tour with dad."

He added that Kimberly, 38 and Sean, 37, didn't appreciate him going on tour when they were children, explaining: "The oldest two, Kim and Sean, I was on tour so much they didn't really see so much of their dad and there was some bad feelings about that. I explained, 'Listen, your dad wasn't out there partying every night, I was working my bum off, because I was in debt to the tune of about $1million.' I had to work my way out of debt."

Speaking about touring, the 73-year-old admitted he wasn't ready to quit any time soon, saying: "Everything has to come to an end eventually. But, the thing is, I enjoy it so much. To get up there on the stage and send people home happy, hopefully, it's a gift from god, it really is." The singer is also releasing a new album, and spoke about how he has written songs that "a lot of parents will identify with". He said: "I think at my age you can't write songs like Hot Legs and Da Ya Think I'm Sexy anymore so you dig a lot deeper and you write the truth. The single that's coming out is called Didn't I and it's about parents that are worried about their kids and drugs. I think a lot of parents will identify with it."

Penny Lancaster Instagram: Rod Stewart’s wife, 47, flashes the flesh wrapped in a FLAG

PENNY LANCASTER, who is married to Rod Stewart, whipped her 67,000 Instagram followers into a frenzy today by posting a rare sultry picture to her social media page.

Penny Lancaster Instagram: Rod Stewart’s wife flashed her pins during a boat trip

The blonde beauty oozed sex appeal as she flashed her well-defined pins during a boat trip in Italy.

The TV personality left very little to the imagination by wrapping herself in an oversized flag, almost exposing more than she had hoped.

Penny, 47, beamed for the camera as she hid behind dark sunglasses in the sun.

Showcasing her radiant complexion, she appeared make-up free, making the most of her getaway.

Penny uploaded the snap with the caption: “Italy to Sicily.”

The racy upload received many compliments from her social media fans.

One user penned: “Thank you, your legs are amazing.”

Another added: “Wow! You are so stunning”

A third commented: “Beautiful inside and out! Have a great time.”

Yesterday, Penny gave her fans an insight to her holiday, where she discovered an ice cream boat.

Penny Lancaster Instagram: Rod Stewart’s wife put on a sultry display

Penny Lancaster Instagram: Rod Stewart’s wife gave her fans an insight into her holiday

A picture showed Penny and her companions seemingly ordering a sweet treat, engrossed in what the seller was saying.

Penny uploaded the snap with the caption: “Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined an ice cream boat!”

Back in May, Penny and Rod, 73, proved their 11-year marriage is still going strong as they put on a cosy display during a low-key date.

Proving to be a fan of Italy, the loved-up pair were captured enjoying each other’s company with a beverage each in Rome.

Rod was seen leaning on Penny’s shoulder as well as moving closer to his wife to give her a kiss.

Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart put on a loved-up display during a recent trip

The duo were also captured having a laugh with a waiter and glancing at what appears to be passers by.

Rod Stewart snoozes on wife Penny Lancaster during holiday boat trip off the Italian coast

Rod Stewart almost falls asleep on his wife Penny during a holiday boat trip

Looks like rocker Rod Stewart still thinks he's decksy as he moves in for a cuddle with missus Penny Lancaster on a boat.

The crooner might have been singing “We are sailing, we are sailing.... to the shoreline for a spot of lunch" at the time.

The 73-year-old and his Hot Legs missus Penny Lancaster were messing about on the water during sunshine break with family and friends on the Italian island of Capri.

He might be Forever Young but Rod clearly needed a midday snooze aboard before being helped to shore.

Then gorgeous Penny, 47, gave him a cuddle. Some Guys Have All the Luck!

Snoozing rocker Rod needed a lie-down on the sea vessel

Rod, 73, is helped off the boat by an assistant

Rod and Penny have been in Capri, Italy for their summer holiday

The pair seemed to be enjoying themselves while Rod was awake

The duo were not standing up which hid their enormous height difference 

Penny looked fascinated by what Rod was saying before his snooze

Rod Stewart, 73, cuts a dapper figure as he steps out with wife Penny Lancaster, 47, and their sons in Italy

He is musical icon and devoted father to eight children.

And Rod Stewart was every inch the doting dad as he stepped out with sons Alastair, 12, and Aiden, seven, and wife Penny in Capri, Italy on Friday.

The Handbags and Gladrags hitmaker, 73, cut a typically youthful figure in a fitted white shirt and cream shorts for his day at sea.

Youthful: Rod Stewart was every inch the doting dad as he stepped out with sons Alastair, 12, and Aiden, seven, and wife Penny in Capri, Italy on Friday

Leggy display: His glamorous wife Penny, 47, showed off her toned legs in a fitted black lace playsuit which she paired with sandals and a chic straw hat

He teamed his outfit with white plimsolls and a trendy fedora hat as he walked along wrapping an arm around youngest child Aiden.

His glamorous wife Penny, 47, showed off her toned legs in a fitted black lace playsuit which she paired with sandals and a chic straw hat.

Her golden tresses were styled sleek and straight and she slipped on a pair of shades to complete the look.

Rocker: The Handbags and Gladrags hitmaker, 73, cut a typically youthful figure in a fitted white shirt and cream shorts for his day at sea.

Penny Lancaster, 47, shows off her ample cleavage in plunging romper as she cosies up to husband Rod Stewart, 73, during Italian yacht holiday

He came from humble beginnings, before launching a decade-defying music career that has seen him amass a staggering £166 fortune.

So it's no surprise Rod Stewart and his wife Penny Lancaster choose to holiday in a very luxurious fashion as the lovebirds enjoyed another day cruising along Italy's Amalfi Coast on a lavish yacht on Thursday.

Penny, 47, cut a typically glamorous figure as she spent the afternoon topping up her tan on board the opulent vessel, before heading back to dry land for dinner.

Taking the plunge: Penny Lancaster flashed some serious cleavage as she enjoyed another day on board a luxury yacht with husband Rod Stewart in Italy on Thursday

The former model showed off her extensive summer wardrobe by rocking not one, but two gorgeous looks for her day at sea. 

Penny was first pictured in a charming white sundress, which she brought to life with an over-sized statement necklace and a floppy sunhat. 

Her second look was a more vibrant choice, with the beauty showing a glimpse of cleavage - and her enviably long legs - in a plunging floral romper. 

Chic: Penny, 47, cut a typically glamorous figure as she spent the afternoon topping up her tan on board the opulent vessel, before heading back to dry land for dinner

Changing it up: The former model showed off her extensive summer wardrobe by rocking not one, but two gorgeous looks for her day at sea

Loved-up[: Penny and her long-time husband looked smitten in a selfie that was captured against the idyllic, mountainous backdrop

The thigh-skimming design was emblazoned with a floral, symmetrical print, while the hem of the playsuit boasted a jazzy paisley pattern. 

Letting her natural beauty shine through, Penny kept her skin free of make-up for the outing and appeared to use the heat to her advantage by letting her blonde locks dry naturally in the sun.

Rod, 73, also went through his fair share of outfit choices, switching between a white linen shirt and a summery lemon number.

Extensive summer wardrobe: Rod, 73, also went through his fair share of outfit choices, switching between a white linen shirt and a summery lemon number

Having the time of their livesThe couple were deep in conversation with friends as they cruised the seas

Penny Lancaster, 47, shows off her incredible figure in a black bikini as she goes sailing with Rod Stewart, 73

She works hard to maintain her incredible figure. 

And Penny Lancaster, 47, put her phenomenal physique on display as she donned a skimpy black bikini whilst sailing around Italy with her husband Rod Stewart, 73, and their family. 

Looking in good spirits as they set off on the luxury yacht, Penny sat on the edge of the boat snapping selfies on the high seas.

Sitting pretty: Penny Lancaster, 47, put her phenomenal physique on display as she donned a skimpy black bikini whilst sailing around Italy with her husband Rod Stewart, 73, and family

Showing off her fantastic figure, Penny donned a black bikini top with scanty leopard print bottoms.

Fun in the sun: Looking in good spirits as they set off on the luxury yacht, Penny sat on the edge of the boat snapping selfies on the high seas

Pop star Rod Stewart's Lamborghni Miura for sale!

One of the Miuras owned by Rod Stewart during the 1970s is to be offered for sale by RM Sotheby's in London – how much do you reckon it well go for?

One of the Lamborghini Miuras once owned by Rod Stewart is to offered for sale in London in September, as part of the RM Sotheby's auction at Battersea Evolution.

The 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, chassis no. 4863, was delivered new to Rod Stewart in 1971 by Lamborghini Concessionaires of Alie Street, London. The car comes with a file including all the car’s original records from the dealership is included in the sale, together with the original delivery note that denotes the car’s original specification with right-hand drive, factory air conditioning, and seatbelts.

It also comes with the photo shown here of Stewart’s then-girlfriend, model Dee Harrington, pictured with the Miura in question, registration JLL 831K, and one of the other Miuras owned by Rod Stewart at the same time.

The records of the Miura's ownership, after Rod Stewart sold it, is complete, and shows more than two decades with a single enthusiast. it's recently undergone a €300,000 restoration by Lamborghini’s in-house classic restoration department, Polo Storico.

The Miura is estimated to fetch £1,200,000 to £1,400,000 at RM Sotheby’s London sale. There's more information on the sale here.

It will also be on public display before the sale, at the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance at Blenheim Palace, 30 August to 1 September.

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