“Understandably, this has been misinterpreted”: Rod Stewart apologizes for mock execution video

Singer Rod Stewart is apologizing for a video in which he mimicked an ISIS-style execution in the middle of a Middle Eastern desert.

“From re-enacting the Beatles’ Abbey Road crossing to spontaneously playing out ‘Game Of Thrones,’ we were simply larking about pre-show,” Stewart, 72, said in an apology released Friday. “Understandably, this has been misinterpreted and I send my deepest apologies to those who have been offended.”

The video was posted to the Instagram account of his wife, Penny Lancaster. The 46-second clip showed Stewart and his friends strolling across a sand dune. While his wife slid down the sand dune, and a group gathered around him, Stewart could be seen ushering a man…