Rob Zombie is apologizing to his fans for pulling the plug on his band’s headlining performance this past Sunday at Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin.
Rob cut the set short because he was suffering from a throat ailment.
Zombie’s appearance at the event came to an end after just two songs when the singer told the festival crowd there was “no way” he could finish the gig.
The disappointment in the crowd was allegedly audible.
In a posting on his Facebook page earlier today, Zombie wrote:
“I am very sorry to everyone who was at Rock Fest. Believe it or not, this is the first time in 29 years I have not been able to finish a show. I have played through many many nights with a fucked voice. I knew [my voice was shot] backstage, but came out and tried anyway, but failed.
“I understand people are pissed, but what can you do? It is easy to say, ‘Man up and just do it,’ but when no sound is coming out, there is nothing you can do.
“If you have ever lost your voice before, then you know it doesn’t magically return just because you want it to.
“If there was a way to do the show, I would have done it, as I have many, many times before. Fuck, I done shows where I walked to the side of the stage between songs to vomit I was so sick. Whatever. I’m not looking for sympathy and I don’t expect anyone care, but these are the facts.
“As far as everyone yelling, ‘I’ve been a fan for 20 years and now I fucking hate you! you pussy rock star!’ What can I say?! Fucking shitty stuff happens sometimes. I tried explaining it into the mic before I left the stage, but I could barely croak out a word.
“Do you think there was any upside to that show for me? Nope, it’s all a big fucking mess that I wish never happened. We are trying to figure out a time and place to make it up to everybody.
“I don’t take the fans for granted and I don’t take this situation lightly. My goal is to never let the fans down, but on that night I did. Unfortunately, I had no choice.”
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