Truth rating: 10
2:55 pm, January 16th, 2012
Kid Rock angered some concertgoers on Friday when he lit up at a smoke-free venue, and he’s now apologized, explaining that he was too intoxicated to follow the rules.
The performer was at a Travis Tritt concert at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren, Michigan, puffing on a cigar despite complaints from fellow attendees.
Smoking is banned in Michigan restaurants, bars and other public spaces, such as concert halls.
Kid Rock later issued a response to the outcry, attributing his law-breaking to drunkenness.
“I doubt I’m the first one to ever make a bad decision while being intoxicated, so he without fault please cast the first stone,” he said through his rep.
He continued, “My most sincere apologies to the patrons I may have offended, and a big middle finger in advance to all the haters and attorneys who will somehow try to find an easy paycheck in all this.”
The Detroit native even went on to blame fellow concertgoers for plying him with booze, claiming fans kept buying him drinks and he didn’t want to “waste” the alcohol.
Still, Kid Rock admitted it’s “no secret that I do receive special treatment,” which is apparently why venue employees didn’t ask the musician to put out his cigar.
“I worked very hard for [special treatment], and without it my life would be a series of nonstop cellphone pictures,” he explained.
What do you think of his apology?
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