Rod Stewart reveals his surprise obsession with Bunnings as he purchases one very specific item from the hardware store in Melbourne during his Australian tour
During an interview on 3AW radio on Thursday, the legendary rocker, 78, said he loves shopping at the popular hardware chain and revealed his latest purchase.
‘There is always stories about famous people in town. And someone we know swears when you were last in Melbourne, they saw you in a Bunnings hardware store and you were buying two pieces of wood,’ host Ross Stevenson said.
‘Yes that’s correct, I love Bunnings,’ Stewart admitted.
‘My guess is that you were buying two pieces of wood to attach somewhere to your model railway,’ Stevenson asked.
Rod Stewart revealed his latest purchase from Bunnings Warehouse after being spotted shopping at the hardware store in Melbourne
Stewart laughed before adding: ‘You’re absolutely right, you go that one spot on.’
‘I found this particular angled wood that you can’t get in England so I’m trying to get it to England but we haven’t found our way to do it yet.’
Stewart is a keen model train collector who has spent 30 years designing a model American city at his home in England.
On Wednesday, he also shocked staff by visiting a model train store in Western Sydney.
The rocker dropped into the Woodpecker Model Railways shop in Pendle Hill to search for toy trains to add to his collection.
Shop owner Marilyn shared a photo to Facebook of Rod grinning from ear to ear as he posed up a storm with the store staff.
During an interview on 3AW radio, the rocker said he loves shopping at the hardware store and revealed he purchased two pieces of wood for his model railway
‘He came in looking for bits and pieces. I was working at the front and heard him singing in the back,’ she told the Daily Telegraph.
‘I asked him how his collection was and whether he’d finished it. He said, “Oh it’s never finished”, and bought some American model cars.’
The sightings come after Stewart rescheduled his anticipated concert at Mt Duneed Estate, which he will now perform with Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens, on Friday.
In a statement he sent out earlier this month, the rock star said he is ‘feeling great’ and asked fans to ‘please hang on to your tickets’.
‘I’m so happy to tell you all I’m feeling great and my Day on the Green concert in Geelong is happening on Friday 31st of March,’ he said.
‘Please hang on to your tickets. I hope you can still make it. It’s going to be extra fun with my friends Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens.’
Stewart is a keen model train collector who has spent 30 years designing a model American city at his home in England
Roundhouse Entertainment Director Michael Newton said he was ‘thrilled’ they were able to ‘find a free date’ for Stewart, Lauper and Stevens to do a make-up performance.
‘We thank everyone for their patience and appreciate ticket holders’ understanding regarding the rescheduled show, and the logistics involved in turning around a huge event like this,’ he said.
‘We are thrilled we could get this show back on the road for what will now be Sir Rod’s final Victorian show.’
It came after Stewart gave fans an update on his health after he was forced to cancel his Geelong show earlier this month.
The best-selling music artist told his fans he is doing well after suffering from a bout of strep throat.
He shocked the staff at a model train store in Western Sydney on Wednesday. The rocker dropped into the Woodpecker Model Railways shop in Pendle Hill to search for toy trains to add to his collection