Sir Rod Stewart has been fixing potholes near his home in Essex.

Sir Rod Stewart has been fixing potholes (c) Instagram

Sir Rod Stewart has been fixing potholes (c) Instagram

The 77-year-old star has filmed himself fixing potholes and complaining about the state of the roads in his neighbourhood.

In one of the videos posted on Instagram, he says: "People are bashing their cars up. The other day, there was an ambulance with a burst tyre. My Ferrari can't go through here at all."

The 'Maggie May' hitmaker - who is one of the best-selling musicians of all time - explained that the road has been in a state of disrepair "for ages" and so he's decided to take matters into his own hands.

He said: "This is the state of the road near where I live in Harlow and it's been like this for ages. So me and the boys thought we would come and do it ourselves."

In the video, Rod is seen wearing a tracksuit and high-vis vest.

The chart-topping star - who is married to model Penny Lancaster - captioned the post: "Working for a living, filling holes is good for the soul!"

In response to his social media post, an Essex County Council cabinet member has promised to investigate the issue.

Lee Scott, Cabinet Member for Highways Maintenance at Essex County Council, said he'd only just been made aware of the problem but he pledged to "rectify" the situation.

He said: "This was brought to my attention this morning, and I have asked for an officer report as quickly as possible. I will endeavour to rectify it."

Lee also urged other people not to try to repair potholes themselves.

He explained: "You can't take matters into your own hands.

"People must always report potholes to the council and we will fix anything that's dangerous."

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