Sir Rod Stewart tells telly phone-in he’s ditching the Tories and backing Labour

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Rod Stewart attends the Sun's Who Cares Wins Awards 2021 at The Roundhouse on September 14, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

SIR Rod Stewart last night surprised a telly phone-in to reveal he was ditching the Tories and backing Labour.

The Sailing songster said he was jumping ship because of the “heartbreaking” state of the NHS – and even offered to pay for desperate patients’ cancer scans.

Sailing singer Sir Rod Stewart has jumped ship and ditched the Tories in favour of Labour

Calling into Sky News “Your Say” programme, the 78-year-old said: “I personally have been a Tory for a long time, but I think this Government should stand down now and give the Labour Party a go at it because this is heart-breaking for the nurses, it really is heartbreaking.

“In all my years of living in this country I’ve never seen it so bad and anything I can do to help.

“Go on, the nurses. I’m on your side.”

Multi-millionaire Sir Rod offered to pay for “10 or 20 scans” out of his own pocket after attending an “empty” private clinic on Thursday.

He said: “It seems ridiculous that this particular scanning clinic was empty and there are people dying because they cannot get scans.

“Now listen to me, I don’t need the publicity, I just want to do some good things and this, I think is a good thing.

“If other people follow me, I’d love it.”

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