Sir Rod Stewart has picked up a shovel to repair potholes near his home after complaining that no-one else could be "bothered to do it" and his Ferrari could not drive down the road.

The 77-year-old veteran rock star shared videos to his Instagram of him and a team shovelling gravel from a lorry into a large number of potholes on a country lane near Harlow.

Sir Rod explained he had decided to take matters into his own hands after an ambulance had a burst tyre and other cars were "bashing their cars up" due to the damaged road.

Epping Forest Guardian: Some of the potholes in the road. Credit: InstagramSome of the potholes in the road. Credit: Instagram

In a video shared to Instagram, he can be seen dressed in a tracksuit and a high-vis vest while singing and shovelling gravel, and says: "I’m repairing the street where I live as no-one can be bothered to do it."

In another clip, he demonstrated the extent of the damage and added: "This is the state of the road near where I live in Harlow and it’s been like this for ages.

"People are bashing their cars up. The other day, there was an ambulance with a burst tyre. My Ferrari can’t go through here at all.

"So me and the boys thought we would come and do it ourselves. We are filling the holes while millions and millions of pounds have been spent on the M11."

Epping Forest Guardian: Sir Rod Stewart. Credit: InstagramSir Rod Stewart. Credit: Instagram

He captioned the post: "Working for a living, filling holes is good for the soul!"

The singer received praise from his followers for his efforts, including his daughters Kimberly and Ruby who commented with heart and clapping emojis.

One fan told the rock star not to hurt himself as he had tickets for his concert in June.

Epping Forest Guardian: Credit: InstagramCredit: Instagram

Lee Scott, cabinet member for highways maintenance at Essex County Council, told the BBC on Saturday: "This was brought to my attention this morning, and I have asked for an officer report as quickly as possible.

"I will endeavour to rectify it."