Rod Stewart was as nervous as a schoolboy when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of screaming fans and family.
“I have never had such a nervous day in my life,” the 60-year-old singer said Tuesday.
Accompanied by his pregnant fiancee, Penny Lancaster, Stewart danced a jig atop his sidewalk star on Hollywood Boulevard. Daughter and Hollywood “it” girl Kimberly and son Sean clapped and cheered along with poster-waving fans.
“I haven’t prepared a speech. I’m here to wing it like I have my entire life,” he said.
Friend Larry King addressed the gathering, praising Stewart.
“He’s one of my favorite guests. He’s one of my favorite people,” the CNN host said.
Over his 40-year musical career, Stewart has churned out multiple raspy-voiced rock hits, including “Forever Young,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” and fan favorite “Maggie May.”
After his rock career waned, Stewart rebounded three years ago with a surprising collection of ’30s and ’40s pop standards — a platinum-selling success.
His 2004 album, “Stardust ... The Great American Songbook Volume III,” won Stewart his only Grammy.
Stewart’s new album, “Thanks for the Memory ... The Great American Songbook Volume IV,” is set for release later this month.