"One more, then I'm going to close the office," the Daily Express quoted him as telling U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight. The 'Maggie May" hitmaker had recently revealed that he carries his prestigious Commander of the British Empire (CBE) medal everywhere he goes. Stewart was hailed for his contributions to music in 2007 when he was included in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours list.
"I've got the award in my pocket. It's got little to do with the royal family, little to do with the government, it's actually given to you by the people of Great Britain in recognition of what you've done in your life, and obviously mine is music," he had said.