Rod Stewart has apologized for a leaked video showing him administering a fake beheading in an Abu Dhabi desert. Ultimate Classic Rock reported the footage, shot by his wife Penny Lancaster, shows Rod and his band fooling around in the desert sand dunes. Politico posted that Lancaster first published the footage on Instagram before pulling the clip, which shows Rod aping an ISIS-like decapitation.
Stewart apologized for the insensitivity of the footage, explaining, "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."