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 screen shot from a video in which Rod Stewart 're-enacts' an Isis-style beheading
A screen shot from a video in which Rod Stewart 're-enacts' an Isis-style beheading

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.

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.

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

A screen shot from a video in which Rod Stewart 're-enacts' an Isis-style beheading
A screen shot from a video in which Rod Stewart 're-enacts' an Isis-style beheading