Rod Stewart Expresses Frustration Over UK’s Current State

The healthcare system in the UK has been going through tough times, and Rod Stewart didn’t want to stay silent anymore after the rise in the number of people on NHS waiting lists. So the singer decided to share his thoughts about the country’s current government and offer to pay for people to have hospital scans on the phone-in segment on Sky News.

Change the bloody government,” Stewart said, also sharing that he hadn’t seen the UK in such a bad condition in his lifetime. He added that the situation was getting ‘ridiculous,’ noting, “I would like to pay for 10 or 20 scans or however much it takes.’

The musician continued, “I don’t know how we’re going to work this out, and hopefully, some other people will follow because it seems ridiculous that this scanning clinic was empty. People are dying because they cannot get scans.” Stewart is genuinely concerned about people’s situation, as he said, “I don’t need the publicity. I want to do some good things, and this is a good thing because if other people follow me, I’d love it.”

NHS workers have been on strike several times in recent months, and Stewart shared that it might be time for the Labour party to take over and solve this issue. He stated, “I personally have been a Tory for a long time, but I think this government should stand out now and give the Labour party a go at it because this is heartbreaking for the nurses. It really is heartbreaking. In all my years of living in this country, I’ve never seen it so bad, and nothing I could do to help. Poor nurses, I’m on your side.”

Rod Stewart finally said to further reflect on his dissatisfaction, “This is a bad time for us in Great Britain; it really is. Change the bloody government. It’s just terribly sad. I’m so proud to be British, and I can’t stand it being this way.”

After his call, viewers were told to contact Sky News if they needed a scan which the singer himself would cover. So he was serious about his offer to those who couldn’t receive the proper attention in hospitals and clinics. What do you think about Rod Stewart’s public cry for change?