Rod Stewart rushed Penny Lancaster for an answer when he proposed to her, because the injured knee he bent down on was causing him severe pain.

The MAGGIE MAY singer had spent months planning the romantic moment and finally summoned up the courage to offer the sexy model an engagement ring during a trip to Paris.

However, Stewart admits the proposal took an agonising turn.

He says, "When I asked her I went down on my dodgy knee. I told her to be quick with her answer because it was so painful."

The pair plan to wed early next year (06).

09/05/2005 02:21