Rod Stewart apologises for re-enactment of Isis ‘beheading’

Rocker Sir Rod Stewart has offered his “deepest apologies” but said his actions were “misinterpreted” after he was filmed appearing to re-enact an Isis-style beheading in the desert.

A video of the singer, 72, was posted on wife Penny Lancaster’s Instagram account - then later deleted - showing the couple with friends while on his world tour.

Rod Stewart. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Rod Stewart. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

The star said in a statement: “From re-enacting the Beatles’ Abbey Road crossing to spontaneously playing out Game Of Thrones, we were simply larking about pre-show.

“Understandably, this has been misinterpreted and I send my deepest apologies to those who have been offended.”