Rod Stewart pays heartfelt tribute to Ukraine with powerful live rendition of 'Rhythm of My Heart'

Publish Date
Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 4:18PM

Proudly wearing the colours of the Ukrainian flag as he took to the stage at Nottingham Arena, Sir Rod Stewart paid tribute to the war-ravaged country with a powerful rendition of his "anti-war song."

As the rocker belted out his hit song 'Rhythm of My Heart,' harrowing images of war and conflict were projected on the screen to raise more awareness of the devastating impact on Ukrainians.

At one point the 77-year-old looked emotional as he saluted President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose image also flashed up on a screen.

Stewart said of the song: "I have a song called 'Rhythm of My Heart' which is actually about the Vietnam War and how pointless it is. But it is relatable to any war. I will dedicate it to the Ukrainians. It's the least I can do."

Like many celebrities around the world, Stewart has continued to help with the ongoing effort in Ukraine.

After initially rescuing 16 refugees fleeing the Russian invasion and bringing them to safety in Berlin, the legendary singer has also been paying the rent and bills for a family of seven who fled the country.

What a true legend.

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