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Sir Rod Stewart offers to pay for fan to have treatment in America

The singer offered to help after meeting Abi Evans at a charity event

Sir Rod Stewart performs onstage during Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Party at the Palace in front of Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain, June 4, 2022.  Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS
Sir Rod Stewart is helping a fan have treatment in the US. (REUTERS)

Sir Rod Stewart has offered to pay for a wheelchair-bound fan to go to America for stem cell treatment.

The Maggie May singer, 78, volunteered to help 20-year-old Abi Evans - who has Ehlers-Danlos - after meeting her at a charity event.

He told the Sunday Express it would be "great" to be able to help her.

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Evans said the rocker spotted her at the charity auction and when they talked she told him all about Ehlers-Danlos, which the NHS says "are a group of rare inherited conditions that affect connective tissue" and can be anything from relatively mild to disabling.

HOLLYWOOD FL - FEBRUARY 13: Rod Stewart performs at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on February 13, 2023 in Hollywood, Florida. Credit: mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX
Rod Stewart met fan Abi Evans at a charity auction. (mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX)

She told the star "that it was degenerative, that I have a paralysed stomach and nerve damage in my legs which means I can’t walk, but there was a possibility of treatment abroad that could make me better".

Stewart said he'd like to help and is now sending Evans to get stem cell treatment in the US.

"Abi is a wonderful girl," he told the Express.

"I loved our time together and it will be great to be able to help her.”

It isn't the first time that Stewart has offered to fork out to help people when it comes to medical treatment.

Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart pose for photographers upon arrival at the Bloomberg and Vanity Fair Gala Dinner in central London, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
Rod Stewart at an event with his wife Penny Lancaster. (Invision/AP)

Earlier this year, the chart legend called in to Sky News offering to donate money for people to have medical scans, amid lengthy waiting lists.

He went ahead with his plan and in February paid for a day's worth of MRI scans for patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex.

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The star - who is married to Loose Women's Penny Lancaster - has said he didn't want his gesture to be a one-time thing and that he hoped other people in a position to do so would also offer to step up and do their bit.

At the time he was quoted as saying that he wanted to prove he wasn't "all mouth and trousers".

Watch: Sir Rod Stewart visits NHS hospital where he paid for patients’ scans