Rod Stewart, 75, reveals he's 'suffering' and needs an ankle operation just months after knee replacement

ROD Stewart has revealed he's suffering' and needs an ankle operation just months after having a knee replacement.

The keen footballer said he needs surgery to fix his ankle after having an operation to replace one of his failing knees.

Sir Rod, 75, said: "First of all it was my knee as I played football all my life. I am suffering for it now."

"My knee got fixed with a replacement and then the ankle did not know what was going on.

"It was crooked. So I have had to have an ankle fusion. So when this is all done I should have a nice straight leg and I should be able to run.

He added to The Mirror: "My leg has been caused by playing on awful pitches in Los Angeles. They are bone dry."

It comes after he recently revealed he was snubbed by Elton John in the wake of their falling-out.

The rocker claimed he invited his former pal, 73, over for a game of football but was blanked.

The Maggie May star said: “We don’t talk to each other anymore. Big falling out.”

He claimed Sir Elton “had the hump” last year after he said his retirement tour was “not rock ‘n’ roll”.

The I Don’t Want To Talk About It singer then invited dad-of-two Sir Elton and his family to his Essex home.

He told Chris Evans’ How To Wow podcast: “Last time I emailed him I said, ‘I’ve got this football pitch, would you like the boys to come up?

“You know, cos they both love football.”

He said he never replied which he found sad because they used to be “real close”.

He is likely to have angered Elton further by comparing his biopic Rocketman to cheesy musical Mamma Mia.

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