“She was put up for adoption when I was 17 or 18, I think,” the 65-year-old Hot Legs singer says on The Joy Behar Show. “I was absolutely stone broke… and so she was put up for adoption.”
Sarah, now in her 40s, found out about her famous father in the 1980s and the pair have remained in contact since then, though they’ve only grown closer in the past few years.
“Since her mum and dad have died, we’ve tried to come together and be close together, and it’s working out pretty well,” Rod reveals. “I never felt like I was her dad, because I didn’t take her to school, change her nappies, there was no paternal thing there, but I’m trying.”
Rod is about to become a father for the 8th time – his wife Penny Lancaster is expecting the couple’s 2nd child.