Rod Stewart is forever young when it comes to keeping the area near his home in good repair.
Stewart, 77, whose raspy voice has produced 16 Top-10 hits in the U.S. and four No. 1 singles, shared videos on Instagram showing him shoveling gravel into potholes near his home in Harlow, England, ITV reported.
The singer wore a bright yellow vest as he pitched in.
“’m repairing the street where I live as no one can be bothered to do it,” Stewart said in the video. “This is the state of the road near where I live in Harlow and it’s been like this for ages.
“People are bashing their cars up,” Stewart continued. The other day, there was an ambulance with a burst tire. My Ferrari can’t go through here at all. So me and the boys thought we would come and do it ourselves. We are filling the holes while millions and millions of pounds have been spent on the M11.”
Stewart was knighted at Buckingham Palace, in 2016, the BBC reported. The singer, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, released his latest album, “The Tears Of Hercules,” in 2021, according to ITV.
A spokesperson for Essex Highways said the agency appreciated Stewart’s enthusiasm but preferred that Rod the Mod let professionals do the work.
“While we appreciate Sir Rod’s commitment to improving his community, we would discourage anyone from doing work on the roads themselves, because, without proper traffic management and other specific safety measures, residents are putting themselves at risk,” the spokesperson told ITV in a statement.
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