Veteran crooner Rod Stewart is attempting to worm his way out of a 70th birthday party after his wife started planning a huge bash to mark the milestone in January (15).
The Maggie May singer hits 70 on 10 January, 2015, and his partner Penny Lancaster is planning to bring all of his family and friends together for a star-studded bash in his honour.
However, Stewart is unimpressed with the party plans and is hoping to find a way to get out of it.
He says, "My wife is trying to organise a big 70th birthday party and I'm trying to get out of it. Birthdays don't mean anything to me. I don't think birthdays mean as much to guys as they do to women. Birthdays come and they go and they don't worry me at all."
Stewart also insists that turning 70 will not inspire him to retire, adding, "It's something that can't go on forever obviously, but I am booked all the way through 2015. I've got the energy, the voice is in good stead, the people are still coming out to see me which I very much appreciate. And I'm still enjoying it."