Sir Rod Stewart has joined the ranks of those blaming Brexit for the Conservatives’ huge general election victory.
The rock idol told a packed arena of fans that he thought people had voted for the Tories “because they want to get out of Europe”.
The comments came on the same day Sir Rod fell under fire from some people for appearing to endorse Boris Johnson.
The 74-year-old shared a message on Twitter after his album You’re In My Heart became his 10th number one album, referencing Robbie Williams and The Who - who claimed second and third spots in the charts - and adding: “well done Boris”.
Thank you once again to my legions of fans who I will never take for granted. Bless you all and a Merry Christmas.— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) December 13, 2019
Well done Robbie, well done Boris, no hard feelings Pete Townshend!
- Rod xxx pic.twitter.com/MI91zNGXfb
Speaking at a packed concert in Birmingham as part of his current UK tour, Sir Rod referred to the Conservatives’ crushing defeat of Labour.
He went on to say: “I don’t think any of them are great leaders because they all f***ing lie. Millions here, millions there. They’ve got no money.
“But I think everybody voted for the Tories, not necessarily Corbyn, because they want to get out of Europe. It’s as simple as that.”
His comments came as Birmingham and its surrounding areas were among those where the Tories gained seats from Labour.
Birmingham Northfield fell to the Conservatives, along with West Bromwich East and West, marking the first time West Bromwich has had any Tory MPs since 1935.
In the Black Country, the Conservatives also took Wolverhampton North East and Wolverhampton South West.
Sir Rod had previously backed backed Boris Johnson saying when it came to Brexit, he thought the Prime Minister would “sort it out”.
Speaking to BBC Scotland's The Nine programme in November, he also said it would be “a shame” if Scotland became independent.
He said: “We're in a muddle, but I think Boris will sort it out. We have to be patient.
“What I do know is that I was always a remainer. I didn't see why we had to leave. Maybe it's something that I'm missing, I don't know, but I'm still a remainer. I know Boris is going to get us out.”
Celebrities have been giving their reactions to the election result since Thursday night, with grime star Stormzy saying the future looked dark for minorities in the UK.
Some, including James Corden, joined in suggestions that Jeremy Corbyn’s unpopularity had caused problems for Labour, while Piers Morgan mocked Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan, saying they had 'helped' Boris Johnson to a 'landslide' victory.