Rod Stewart swings by cafe for breakfast in £290k Lamborghini as drives for first time since knee op


He was forced to undergo knee replacement surgery nearly two years ago, after sustaining an injury while playing football. 

And spotted driving for the first time since having the operation in January 2020, Rod Stewart, 76, was seen swinging by a local cafe in Essex for a spot of breakfast in a lavish super car.

Earlier this month, Rod headed out in his luxury white Lamborghini, that comes with a cool price tag of £290,000, as he met wife Penny Lancaster, 50, for an early breakfast date. 

Back behind the wheel: Rod Stewart, 76, was seen driving again for the first time in his white Lamborghini as he swung by a local cafe in Essex for breakfast

The Maggie May hit-maker no doubt caused a stir was he rocked up to the cafe in his expensive 770 horse power ride. 

The Aventador SVJ Lamborghini was seen parked outside of the breakfast spot, with Rod climbing into the flashy vehicle as he made a stylish exit. 

Over the years, Rod has racked up an impressive car collection, spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on a number of high-end vehicles. 

He previously claimed he can remember every single car he’s ever owned, with his collection including several Lamborghinis over the years, as well as a 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera, a Ferrari Enzo, he snapped up in 2003, and a Rolls Royce. 

Early breakfast date: The legendary musician, 76, rocked up in his lavish super car, costing a cool £290k, as he joined wife Penny Lancaster inside for breakfast

Early breakfast date: The legendary musician, 76, rocked up in his lavish super car, costing a cool £290k, as he joined wife Penny Lancaster inside for breakfast

Back to his best: Rod was forced to undergo a full knee replacement and ankle surgery last year after sustaining an injury from playing football over the years

Back to his best: Rod was forced to undergo a full knee replacement and ankle surgery last year after sustaining an injury from playing football over the years 

Rod’s latest ride, a sleek black and white Aventador SVJ, launched in 2019 as part of an exclusive collection by Lamborghini, with only 900 of the model being made. 

It’s considered one of the most extreme models, thanks to its ‘super fast-track’ design especially tailored to race-track speed. 

A penchant for fast cars, it’s no surprise Rod made sure to snap one of the models up for himself and he looked pretty pleased to be sat back behind the wheel once more.

Dressed casually in striped tracksuit bottoms, a white T-shirt and matching sports jacket, the singer was seen returning to his vehicle after his cafe breakfast and reversing away from the locally-run eatery. 

Car lover: Rod was no doubt thrilled to be back behind the wheel once again, nearly two years after his operation went ahead

Car lover: Rod was no doubt thrilled to be back behind the wheel once again, nearly two years after his operation went ahead

Flash: His luxury car is a sleek black and white Aventador SVJ, launched in 2019 as part of an exclusive collection by Lamborghini, with only 900 of the model being made

Lavish ride: It's considered one of the most extreme models made by Lamborghini, thanks to its 'super fast-track' design especially tailored to race-track speed

Lavish ride: It’s considered one of the most extreme models made by Lamborghini, thanks to its ‘super fast-track’ design especially tailored to race-track speed

It marked the first time Rod has been driving since undergoing surgery on his knee and ankle. 

At the end of 2019, Rod endured ankle fusion surgery, costing £8000, before being forced to have a full knee replacement in January 2020, after sustaining an injury while playing football. 

Following the operation, Rod’s wife Penny revealed that the rocker was being discharged from hospital in time to celebrate his 75th birthday. 

At the time, she shared a snap of Rod dressed in a robe as she updated fans on his progress and shared: ‘Roddy is doing remarkably well after his knee replacement surgery on Tuesday (so well that the naughty boy keeps trying to walk with out his crutches).

All eyes on him: Rod was seen reversing away from the local eatery as he retuned to his car

All eyes on him: Rod was seen reversing away from the local eatery as he retuned to his car

Car lover: The Maggie May hit-maker is a self-confessed car lover and owns an impressive collection of vehicles, from vintage Lamboghinis to a 1977 Porsche and a Rolls Royce

Car lover: The Maggie May hit-maker is a self-confessed car lover and owns an impressive collection of vehicles, from vintage Lamboghinis to a 1977 Porsche and a Rolls Royce

Casual: Singer Rod was dressed down for his early morning outing in striped tracksuit bottoms and a white sports jacket

Casual: Sporting his trademark blond locks, Rod wore a pair of green trainers on his feet

Casual: Singer Rod was dressed down for his early morning outing in striped tracksuit bottoms and a white sports jacket

‘Luckily he is being discharged today to celebrate his 75th tonight and home this weekend to see the boys play football.’

The surgery came after Rod revealed his knee had ‘packed up’ following years of playing football. 

The Celtic fan – who previously declared he’s only good at two things; music and football – told BBC Radio 2: ‘It is from football over the years but I will be OK. I will be fine.’

Rod has previously spoken about injuring his knee during the sport and told the Daily Record recently: ‘I am very careful now. I don’t volley them straight out. I kick them in the air so people can see them coming down.

‘I don’t play football now as my right knee has packed up. So no more competitive football for me as I can’t go sideways on my knee.’

Amid his recovery from the surgery last year, Rod was seen on crutches during wife Penny’s interview on ITV’s Lorraine. 

He later told The Scottish Sun: ‘My football days are over. I have a bad ankle injury which I suffered from being tackled by my 15-year-old son. I can still kick a ball when needed though.’

Rod married wife Penny back in 2007 and the couple share sons Alastair, 15, and Aiden, 10.

The artist is also dad to six other children; sons Sean, 41, and Liam, 27, and daughters Kimberly, 42, Ruby, 34, Renee, 29 and Sarah Streeter, 57.

Support: Penny had aided Rod through his surgery recovery and assured fans the singer was doing well as he was discharged from hospital in time to celebrate his 75th birthday (pictured above at The Icon Ball in September 2021)

Support: Penny had aided Rod through his surgery recovery and assured fans the singer was doing well as he was discharged from hospital in time to celebrate his 75th birthday (pictured above at The Icon Ball in September 2021)

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