Rod Stewart fan sells singer’s iconic shirt for £500

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A die-hard Rod Stewart fan is auctioning off one of his famous shirts and could fetch around £500 for it.

Kevin Freeth, 54, got the black and white Burberry shirt at a charity fundraiser in 2019.

Now he wants to pass the article on to another fan because he already has three other shirts worn by Stewart.

Freeth and his wife, Helen, 63, tied the knot in 2014 in Las Vegas, where a Stewart impersonator officiated the ceremony.

“We got married in Vegas in 2014 and our wedding night consisted of watching Rod perform live at Caesars Palace with 40 other fans,” he said.

“They came with us from the UK. We got married in the chapel at the Treasure Island hotel thanks to Rod Stewart lookalike Vic Vega.

“He sang a few songs during the ceremony. Actually, I invited the real Rod to the wedding, but he didn’t show up. It was still a brilliant day.

Freeth added: “I think he saw us in the crowd at the gig at Caesars Palace because I was wearing a bright green wedding suit and tried to get on stage with him. I couldn’t. . »

Freeth and Helen have met Stewart several times over the years.

“We are members of a Rod Stewart fan club and got together at a club event,” he said.

As for the Burberry shirt, Freeth said he wore it about four times, “only on special occasions.”

“I’m only parting with it now because I have three Rod shirts, including one that Helen bid on at a fan club auction in March,” he added.

“The last one is signed by Rod and it’s covered in playing cards that remind us of our wedding in Vegas. I guess it’s a romantic buy. I don’t really need three shirts so I decided to m separate from it.

“It’s a lot of fun and we’ve made a lot of friends through the fan club. I can’t say why I love Rod Stewart so much. My dad was a big fan. All you heard in the house when I was growing up was the Faces, his old band.

“I hope whoever buys this shirt enjoys owning it as much as I do.”

The shirt is set to go up for auction on June 15 at Hansons Auctioneers.

Elizabeth J. Harless