Veteran British rocker Mick Jagger was on Thursday celebrating becoming a father again aged 73, his publicist said, as his Rolling Stones band look set to top the album charts for the first time in two decades.
The singer’s 30-year-old ballerina partner Melanie Hamrick gave birth to a son in New York on Thursday, according to a statement released on behalf the singer.
“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger’s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” said publicist Bernard Doherty.
Jagger’s new son is some two and a half years younger than the singer’s great-granddaughter, who was born in May 2014.
“Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”
Jagger already has seven children ranging in age from 17 to 46 from four previous relationships: Karis, Jade, Elizabeth, James, Georgia, Gabriel and Lucas.
He has five grandchildren and, since May 2014, a great-grandchild after his granddaughter Assisi gave birth to a baby girl.
Jagger began dating Hamrick shortly after the suicide in 2014 of L’Wren Scott, his partner of 13 years.
On Sunday, The Rolling Stones’ new studio album Blue & Lonesome is expected to hit the top of Britain’s album chart.
The band’s first studio release in more than a decade, a collection of blues covers, was by far the top selling album in the midweek chart.