Mick Jagger becomes a father again, aged 73

The Rolling Stones frontman has welcomed the birth of his eighth child

Sir Mick Jagger has become a father again at the age of 73.

The Rolling Stones frontman now has eight children: Karis Hunt Jagger (born 1970), Jade Jagger (b. 1971), Lizzie Jagger (b. 1984), James Jagger (b. 1985), Georgia Jagger (b. 1992), Gabriel Jagger (b. 1997), Lucas Jagger (b. 1999), and the newborn infant son. Marsha Hunt (Karis), Bianca Jagger (Jade), Jerry Hall (Lizzie, James, Georgia and Gabriel) and Luciana Gimenez (Lucas) are the respective mothers of the children.

Jagger welcomed the birth of his son with his girlfriend, 29-year-old American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, in New York earlier today (December 8), his publicist confirmed. A statement read: “They are both delighted. 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 is currently promoting the release of the new Rolling Stones album, ‘Blues And Lonesome’. Their 25th studio album, it was recorded in just three days at British Grove Studios in west London and sees the band return to “their roots and the passion for blues music”.

Eric Clapton contributed to the new album, with slide guitar on the track ‘Everybody Knows About My Good Thing’ and lead guitar on ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’.

Read the NME verdict on ‘Blues and Lonesome’ here.