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‘My Ferrari Can’t Go Through,’ Sir Rod Stewart Shovels Gravel In Potholes Near His Essex Home

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‘My Ferrari Can’t Go Through,’ Sir Rod Stewart Shovels Gravel In Potholes Near His Essex Home

He literally took matters into his own hands.

Rod Stewart recently exchanged the microphone for a shovel to fix up the potholes near his Essex home. The “rock and roll” singer left the internet amazed as he showed himself wearing a construction vest with an Adidas tracksuit along with some crew to repair the potholes outside. 

The 77-Year-Old shared two videos to Instagram with the caption: “Working for a living, filling holes is good for the soul.”

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He explained that the road had been like that for ages in one of the videos and claimed that “no one else could be bothered to do it.” The “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? singer then added while pointing to a distant highway: “We are filling the holes while millions and millions of pounds have been spent on the M11, right over there.”

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In the following video, the “Maggie May” singer described the numerous potholes and detailed his reasoning for taking matters into his own hands. 

“People are bashing their cars up. The other day, there was an ambulance with a burst tire. My Ferrari can’t go through here at all.” The music legend continued, saying he and the boys would come and do it themselves. Following the post, his fans praised Stewart for the effort.

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Sir Rod Stewart

His daughters Kimberly and Ruby also commented with heart and clapping emojis. 

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Some people were concerned about the star’s health and well-being, asking him not to hurt himself as he needs to play at concerts. 

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Journalists for The Guardian have since reacted, claiming if Harlow experienced severe flooding, Stewart wouldn’t hesitate to emerge with sandbags & Gladrags. 

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However, a spokesperson for Essex Highways has claimed: “Whilst 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.” 

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It has since been pointed out that Stewart had been a gravedigger before becoming a renowned rock star. 

And according to “Rod Stewart: The New Biography,” he hoped working at the cemetery would rationalize his fear of dying as he had suffered from nightmares about death from a very early age. The job itself required a little grave digging as it was majorly marking plots and performing numerous other manual tasks. 

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Stewart himself stated: “It was from these few hours of causal labor at the cemetery that the popular myth arose (one I happily rode along with) that I was once a gravedigger. It’s a delicious, mysterious piece of back story, but again we must move to strike it from the record. I was no more a gravedigger than Gordon Ramsay was a gravedigger who played for Rangers.” 

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For those that don’t know Sir Rod Stewart. He is one of the greatest rock and roll singers of all time, with over a 250million albums sold worldwide. 

His achievements include ten number-1 albums and 26 Top-10 singles in the United Kingdom, plus 17 Top-10 albums and 16 Top-10 singles in the United States. Stewart is a US Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and was knighted by the Queen in 2016.

His hits include “Gasoline Alley,” “Tonight’s the Night,” “Hot Legs,” “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” and “Maggie May.” 

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