Wednesday 17 January 2018

Parfitt reveals older dad worries

Rick Parfitt of Status Quo
Rick Parfitt of Status Quo

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt has told of his fears that he won't see his children grow up.

The star became a father once again, to twins who are now five, at the age of 59.

According to the Daily Mail, Rick said: "It upsets me to think that I won't see them fully grow up. I probably won't. Even if I live to 80, they will just about be 20. I would love to see them get to 21.

"It frightens the life out of me when I think I'm not going to see them grow up, and to see what they do and what they become. I know it's morbid, but I'm only being realistic. I won't be around.

"That really scares me. I'm going to try and do as much as I can. I'm going to travel with them and take them to Disneyland. I want to be able to see their faces when they see that sort of thing. "

Rick's 54-year-old wife Lyndsay became pregnant with twins Tommy and Lily after having IVF treatment.

The former hellraiser, who suffered a quadruple heart bypass in 1997 and a heart attack in 2011, says he now never spends more than three weeks away from his family while touring with the band.

Rick has a son Richard, 39, from his first marriage and another Harry, 24, from his second.

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