Corey Feldman has onstage meltdown during summer tour
Former child star Corey Feldman threatened to leave the stage during his Aug. 3 performance in Riverside, Calif. during his Corey Feldman and The Angels tour.
The 46-year-old musician began to berate audience members during the recent gig.
“I must say, guys, and I’m not playing — we’re tired, we’ve got a long tour,” he said.
“I know you all got here for free so you don’t appreciate the sale of a ticket. Most people paid to see their show, you guys are getting in for free,” he told the crowd.
“Please treat these ladies and myself with respect or we’ll walk off. Thank you,” he said.
One of Feldman’s fans took to Twitter to ask the singer what happened during the Aug. 3 show.
“@Corey_Feldman // hey man ,sounds like u was raising a little hell , what happened ,I suppose , at the Whiskey ?” the Twitter user asked.
“Lol! Haven’t played the Whisky yet….that starts 2Nite!” Feldman responded.
The Twitter user responded to Feldman writing, “none of my business but what the hell happened, that’s got Google saying u threatened to walk off stage or some sh*t?”
“There’s not much 2 say, the vid speaks 4 itself. There were some very rude Folx in the crowd, they were disrespectful 2 the Angels, I told them 2 chill or leave, they ended up continuing as most drunks do, & they were soon removed 2 the delight of the crowd. The show resumed,” Feldman explained.
Feldman began Corey’s Heavenly Tour: Angelic 2 The U.S. Summer Tour on June 9. It concludes on Friday.
Feldman gained a lot of attention after his performance on the Today Show on Sept. 19, where he performed a song from his new album.
The performance quickly went viral and many social media comments were negative.
Feldman admitted he was surprised by the viciousness of the backlash toward his performance.
WATCH: Corey Feldman discusses his new music with ‘ET Canada.’
“It was a song, OK? It wasn’t that weird,” he said in a now-deleted video. “I’m sorry if it’s not good enough for you, but you don’t have to beat us up. I just want to say that, like, why is it okay to, like, publicly shame us?… I don’t understand… It’s, like, not PC to, like, say somebody is fat or somebody is white or somebody is black or somebody is yellow or green or if they have a short leg or if they have a missing finger. Like we can’t talk about these things. But it’s OK to bash Corey Feldman and the Angels.”
The Goonies actor returned to the Today Show in October 2016 to seek redemption by performing for a second time.
He took the stage on the NBC morning show to perform the song Take a Stand from his new album, Angelic 2 the Core.
WATCH: Corey Feldman returns to the ‘Today’ show.
“This song, by the way, is for America,” Feldman told host Tamron Hall before performing. “We’re at a time right now when the world needs to focus, really, on peace and love and tolerance, especially with all the bullying. So, this is about the government. This is about the race. This is about the United States.”
Feldman’s second performance was similar to his first in almost every respect. He started out with several more layers of clothing than he ended up with, and he performed his signature dance moves.
His second display caused a stir when he dropped an American flag on the ground while performing. “We love you America!” Feldman proclaimed at the end of his four-minute set. Hall picked the flag up off the ground and handed it back to him.
Later that evening, Feldman issued a statement to People with an explanation and an apology for dropping the flag.
“We were excited and grateful to be asked to return to the Today show, but there wasn’t much time to prepare. We scrambled to find an American flag to use as a patriotic symbol at the last minute and with no rehearsal,” he stared.
“Once I was on stage, my brain reverted to my choreography, which was to throw my hands up in the air with a peace sign. As a dancer, my instinct is to drop anything in my hands.”
“In that live moment, it came off as wrong and for that I’m deeply sorry. It was the exact opposite of my intention,” Feldman concluded.Follow @KatieScottNews
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