Rod Stewart has at least one imposter making his way around New York City and tricking fans and restaurant owners into thinking he's the singer, according to the New York Post.
The Stewart lookalike, sporting an English accent and spiked hair, has been spotted riding the subway, partying around town, crashing World Cup soccer parties, and even loitering near a schoolyard, sources tell the newspaper.
The sources say several Manhattan shop owners have been so eager to impress, they've showered the imposter with free cocktails and meals.
The impersonator, dubbed "Rockaway Rod," may have even been caught on camera, sitting on a subway train earlier this month.
"Wait, is that Rod Stewart?" the poster writes, accompanied by a picture of a man wearing eyeglasses and sporting the "Maggie May" singer's trademark rooster haircut.
The genuine Rod's longtime manager, Arnold Stiefel, has confirmed the man is a fake. Stiefel tells the Post, “The real Rod has seen the [subway] picture, and he thought it was funny, but he said, ‘Please let people know it isn’t me.’ ”
It's unclear whether the sightings are the work of one man or several, nor is it certain that the man in the subway picture is one of the imposters.
Stiefel notes, "This has been going on for years."
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