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.
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.”
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Sandy Afternoon. Please believe that I would have never posted the otherwise innocent (Beatles Abbey Road/Sand Dunes Crossing) video, with the knowledge of what happen at the very end. Rod and I are both devastated and he is extremely apologetic for the offense caused by his misinterpreted actions.
Sir Rod is seen in the video leading a line of friends, with Penny at the back, along the sand dunes.
Penny, 45, a model, rolls down the dunes, and then stretches out on the sand.
Behind her, the Maggie May singer stands behind and appears to put his hand across the neck of a friend, who is sitting in front of him.
The singer is about to perform in Las Vegas as part of his tour, having recently performed in Abu Dhabi.