Image Courtesy Rod Stewart via TwitterRod Stewart has been a rock star for more than 40 years, but he's still not jaded about the successes that come with that status -- like a platinum album, for example.
The singer tweeted, "Out shopping when I heard the news that [my album] Time is Platinum in the UK. Well knock me over with a feather!" He illustrated that with a photo of himself passed out on the carpet of what looks like a very expensive clothing store, wearing a suit and tie, with his sunglasses beside him.
All joking aside, Stewart is pleased about the success of Time because it's the first album in years that features mostly original songs that he's written, as opposed to covers of other writers' material. The disc was Rod's first #1 album in his native U.K. in 24 years, and spent 12 straight weeks in the top five there.
In less pleasant news, TMZ is reporting that Stewart is being sued by a Hollywood personal trainer -- not because of anything he did, but because of something his son allegedly did.
The trainer, Randy Rene, has filed a suit in small claims court, saying that Sean Stewart owes him about $5,400 for helping rehabilitate him after a car accident. When Rene asked Sean for the money, Sean supposedly told him to get it from his medical insurance. Rene claims that this didn't work, so now he's ***** Sean for the payment. So why is Rod named in the suit as well? TMZ speculates that it's because Sean is covered under the twice-inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's policy, and it's Rod who's got the deep pockets.
Sean is Stewart's eldest son, one of two kids he had with his first wife, Alana Hamilton.
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