Jagger to be a dad again at 72

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, already a great-grandfather, is expecting his eighth child at the age of 72. (AFP photo)

LONDON - Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is to become a father for the eighth time at the age of 72, a spokesman for the rocker said Friday.

The spokesman confirmed that Jagger's 29-year-old American dancer girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, is pregnant, Britain's Press Association reported.

Jagger, who is a great-grandfather, already has seven children ranging in age from 17 to 45 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.

The news of the impending addition to the family comes two months after Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood became the father of twin girls at 68.

Wood already had four children and nine grandchildren. His 38-year-old wife Sally Humphreys is a theatre producer.