While in Abu Dhabi for a concert, the rock icon shot footage of a walk across sand dunes with friends, one of whom he gets to kneel on the ground -- and then makes a cutting motion against the man's throat.
Stewart issued a statement that reads: "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."
Penny Lancaster posted the clip on her Instagram with the caption: "Rod Stewart (leader) band doing a ‘Beatles’ sand dune crossing.”
The tasteless video was posted online along with more mundane images of Rod and Penny vacationing in the desert kingdom.