Tuesday 16 January 2018

Baby No 8 is child's play for Mick Jagger

Papa might be a Rolling Stone, writes Sarah Caden, but he could find the night feeds a bit of a stretch

Mick Jagger. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images
Mick Jagger. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Sarah Caden

'Nothing fazes him." It's a funny old way to sum up a man's reaction to impending fatherhood. But then, this is a funny old situation. Funny, not in the ha-ha sense. And old, given that the father-to-be in question is Mick Jagger, aged 72.

Last Friday, it was made official that Jagger is to become a father for the eighth time. Next January, American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, who is more than 40 years Jagger's junior, is due to have his child.

A spokesperson for the Rolling Stones singer confirmed the news to an English tabloid last Friday and then a "source" close him added detail. "This is great news," they said. "It will be Mick's eighth child and nothing fazes him. He's been incredibly supportive."

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