Rod Stewart Pays Tribute To Humboldt Victims

Rod Stewart paused his concert in Calgary on Sunday night to pay tribute to the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan.

“I’m in Canada and they’re your kids,” said Stewart, “and my son, who plays hockey, he plays in this area, he has done all those journeys.

“It just brought it all home to me how quick life can end.”

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Stewart then started singing “People Get Ready” – the 1965 Impressions song he covered with Jeff Beck in 1985 – as a team photo of the Broncos was displayed on the screens behind him.

The 73-year-old rocker’s son Liam Stewart (with ex-wife Rachel Hunter) played four seasons with the Spokane Chiefs junior hockey team of the Western Hockey League. Liam, now 23, is currently playing for the UK's Guildford Flames.