While speaking to The Sunday Times, the Rhythm of My Heart singer recalled being asked to perform in Qatar. And Rod claimed that he was offered over $1 million for the potential gig, but turned it down over concerns about the criminalisation of homosexuality in the country. "I was actually offered a lot of money, over $1 million, to play there 15 months ago." Rod Stewart / The Sunday Times. The singer recounted: "I turned it down. It's not right to go."