LONDON (Reuters) - Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, 72, is to become a father again for the eighth time.

A spokesman for the veteran rock band on Friday confirmed media reports saying that Jagger's girlfriend, 29-year-old American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, was pregnant.

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Jagger, who turns 73 on July 26, already has seven children. He became a great-grandfather in 2014.

Jagger's band mate Ronnie Wood became a father again at the age of 68 in May, when his wife Sally, 38, gave birth to twin girls.

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs during their ''Latin America Ole Tour'' at the Foro Sol in Mexico City, Mexico March 14, 2016.
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(Reporting By Mike Davidson; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian)