Rod Stewart is a father again!

Rod Stewart Welcomes Eighth Child

Rod Stewart and wife Penny Lancaster welcomed the couple's second child on Wednesday. Read on to find out what challenges they overcame to bring their new child into the world.

Legendary rocker Rod Stewart is a father again -- at 66! Stewart and his wife, Penny Lancaster, welcomed a son on Wednesday, February 16.

Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster have a child

"Mother and baby are healthy and blissfully happy," a rep for the couple told People.

Aiden Stewart is the second child with Lancaster. The couple's other son, Alastair Wallace Stewart, is five.

"We were thrilled and delighted to be able to tell Alastair that he was going to be a big brother," Lancaster told People in August.

But Alastair isn't the only one with a new baby brother -- Aiden is the rocker's eighth child. Stewart is also father to Sarah Thubron Streeter, 46, Kimberly, 31, Sean, 30, Ruby, 23, Renee, 18, and Liam, 16.

Baby Aiden is a miracle child for Stewart and Lancaster -- she underwent several challenging IVF treatments in order to conceive.

"I love fish and I thought that it was healthy without understanding the high mercury levels that fish like tuna, swordfish and halibut can contain," Lancaster, told Hello! magazine in 2010. "My doctor said it was unhealthy to have so much mercury in my body, and also for conceiving babies."

But the third IVF treatment was a success.

"I called Rod when I was still sobbing. Rod said, 'I'm in the middle of a restaurant in Russia, crying,'" Lancaster said.

"IVF can be stressful, especially for the woman with all the hormone injections and procedures. When the first attempt didn't work, I said, 'Don't worry, we'll just keep trying,'" Stewart added.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Comments on "Rod Stewart is a father again!"

STA February 20, 2011 | 11:45 AM

It is unfair and selfish to a child to have such an old father. the child is tainted from day one and will not have a dad to play ball with him or wrestle with him simply because at 66, a man is too old and does not have the energy it takes to engage fully. I do not care how well-intended Stewart is. Also, I believe there is a relation ship between old sperm and the increase in autism. A man's reproductive organs are exposed to life-long radiation and carcinogens just like a woman. At some point nature intended for men to cease bearing children. All these old men are insecure and immature. they cannot accept their age and run around with younger women, especially those like Tom Cruise and others who marry young girls-just barely legal. Grow up guys.My god, he has eight children-one of them is old enough to be a grandparent. Stewart is a great-grandparent to his own child.

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