Rod Stewart charged over altercation with employee at luxury Palm Beach resort

FILE – In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, British rock singer Rod Stewart performs during his concert in Papp Laszlo Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary. Rock star Rod Stewart and his son Sean are facing simple battery charges after an altercation with a security guard at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., on New Year’s Eve. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP, File)

Police say rock legend Rod Stewart and his son Sean were involved in an altercation at The Breakers Palm Beach resort on New Year’s Eve and subsequently charged with battery of a resort employee, CBS Miami reports.

Police said father and son were with a group of people and became agitated after they were denied access to a private event being held at a children’s area of the resort. An employee who was working the area claims the singer, 74, threw a punch, striking him in the rib cage area.

Scottish singer Rod Stewart takes his seat for the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Celtic and Anderlecht at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on December 5, 2017. Credit: ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images

The incident report says Sean, 39, got nose-to-nose and shoved the man, at which point, Rod Stewart threw the punch.

Police said the Scottish singer apologized for his behavior afterward.

Both men were ordered to appear at the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Complex on February 5 for an arraignment hearing.

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