Rod Stewart is known for his raspy voice, head full of hair, and small stint as a self-appointed department of public works employee.
In 2022, the now 78-year-old singer took matters into his own hands when a road by his house in Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom was in need of major repairs.
He outfitted himself in a tracksuit and high visibility vest and started filling pothole after pothole.
“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,” he said in a video shared to his Instagram.
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The singer complained, “This is the state of the road near where I live in Harlow and it’s been like this for ages.”
A report from 5 News confirmed his allegations.
Multiple people who were interviewed for the news piece expressed their displeasure with the state of the road, and most even thanked Stewart for attempting to solve an issue that “he shouldn’t have had to.”
But there was at least one person who wasn’t a fan of Stewart’s DIY attempt at fixing the town’s road.
Lee Scott, an Essex County Council cabinet member, warned others if they tried a similar stunt they could be liable for any accidents.
“You can’t take matters into your own hands,” Scott said. “People must always report potholes to the council and we will fix anything that’s dangerous.”
Although, we all know that’s not always the case. If it was would Sir Rod Stewart and “his boys” take to the roads?
The BBC reported after Stewart publicly attempted to fix the road, the Essex County Council completed the repairs. However, it’s unclear how long it took as the singer shared his attempt in March 2022, and the BBC reported the road was in drivable condition in August 2022.
Now if only Rod Stewart could come around to everyone’s neighborhood and fill the potholes…
Kudos to Rod Stewart for taking matters into his own hands. Although I wonder if it wasn’t for him if the road would have been fixed?