Rod Stewart wasn’t going to let a foot injury get in the way of crooning for his fans.
Doctors ordered the 73-year-old singer to sport a large AirCast boot brace on his right foot at a concert in Santa Barbara over the weekend.
“The show must go on,” he told the crowd.
Later, on Instagram, Stewart shared fan-shot video of himself performing with the boot on.
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And indeed, the show did go on! Checked in with my incredible fans to make sure they still had a good time, despite me wearing my boot, and I'm overwhelmed by your support. I was going for the ball and encountered an insistent lump of concrete. What was it doing there? Thank you for not giving me the boot. 👢 Special thanks to Aiden & Alastair for being last night's backup kickers. 📹: @yourbonvivant @amydigregorio @kailinzjewelry
According to reports earlier this month, Stewart injured himself on a lump of concrete while playing a game of soccer with his sons.
Appearing on “The One Show” on BBC, the Rock Hall of Famer showed off the foot brace he was forced to wear, saying at the time, “It’s only a precautionary measure and I’ll be fine in a couple of days.”
At the concert in Santa Barbara, Stewart revealed that the injury has “gotten progressively worse,” with his doctor advising him that he must continue to wear the brace or else, he joked, “your leg’s going to fall off.”
Stewart is scheduled to play several more concerts on tour through the rest of the year, including a stop in Victoria, B.C., on Oct. 30 and another in Kelowna on Nov. 1.