Kid Rock Blames Cigar Incident on Booze

By Valerie Tejeda 01/17/12

The intoxicated star angers fellow concert-goers at a non-smoking venue.

Rock offers a middle finger to haters.
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Kid Rock apologizes for smoking a cigar at a non-smoking concert and blames his poor judgement on being intoxicated. The 40-year-old singer was in the audience for a Travis Tritt concert in his home town of Warren, Michigan Friday. The venue, Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, happens to be a non-smoking arena. Fellow concert goers were angered to see Kid Rock spark up a cigar 15 minutes after he arrived: one 58 year-old asthmatic man plans to file a report with the health department because of his exposure to smoke. "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," philosophizes Rock."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." Michigan passed a law in 2010 banning smoking in bars, restaurants and other public venues.

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