Rod Stewart tried yoga after Rachel Hunter split

London: Rocker Rod Stewart says he tried yoga after sinking into a deep depression when ex-wife Rachel Hunter walked out on him.

Stewart, 67, said he was left heartbroken in 1998 when the supermodel confessed she was unhappy and wanted to end their eight-year marriage, reported Contactmusic.

In his autobiography, Stewart wrote, "For four months, it was like some kind of 19th Century romantic fever. I lost 12 pounds in weight. I felt cold all the time. I took to lying on the sofa in the day, with a blanket over me and holding a hot-water bottle against my chest.

"I knew then why they call it heartbroken: you can feel it in your heart. I was distracted, almost to the point of madness."

The `Maggie May` hitmaker was desperate to move on and even sought therapy but quit after one session ended badly.

"I went to a bookstore and left with a bag full of books off the self-help shelves. Other methods of pulling myself out of the depths descended into farce. I`d decided to take up yoga, so a man came to the house to teach me the fundamentals (but) I fell over into the fireplace."


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