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Sir Rod Stewart ditched his hell-raising ways for collecting colourful socks – The Sun

SIR Rod Stewart has swapped his love of hell-raising for collecting pairs of colourful socks.

The Maggie May singer, 74, told The Sun he carries a minimum of 50 fresh pairs from his huge set to each gig so he always has plenty of choice over which ones to wear.

Speaking backstage at Lytham Festival while showing off his impressive collection, Rod said: “I’ve got a tray of 30 out on the dressing room table here and another two trays back there, there’s got to be at least 50 with me.”

Rod today announced a third date at London’s O2 in December as part of his 19-date UK tour.

A source close to the star added: “Rod takes his sense of style very seriously and likes to have plenty of choice for each gig.

“He always has extra blazers to choose from hung up around the dressing room and his socks are just as important.

“It’s not quite an obsession yet but he does enjoy collecting them.”

Wife Penny Lancstaster, 48, revealed in an interview that his cold feet are the reason behind his love of socks.

She said: “There’s Rod the rock star who gets up on the stage and sings.

“And there’s the Rod I’m married to, the very funny, very loving, family man who just loves being surrounded by the people he loves and those who love him.

“Rod is pretty easy to please. He never really wants anything, the things he likes are very simple luxuries — really good brushes for his model railway hobby and cashmere socks which he loves to wear in bed and on planes because he gets really cold feet.”

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