Kid Rock has issued some sort of an apology for smoking a cigar at a non-smoking venue. The "All Summer Long" rocker drew complaints from fellow concertgoers when he lit the cigar 15 minutes into Travis Tritt's concert at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren, Michigan on Friday, January 13.
One of the attendees who demanded the rocker to stop smoking was Randy Snell, the Detroit News reported. The 58-year-old registered nurse plans to file a complaint with the health department, explaining, "It's a violation of a state law, and people paid good money to come to a non-smoking venue, but they were not treated to a non-smoking venue. Special privileges were extended in disregarding the law."
Rock has since reacted to the complaints. In an e-mail released through his publicist Nick Stern, the 41-year-old singer said, "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."
Blaming his law-breaking behavior on alcohol, the "American Bad Ass" singer said, "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 additionally admitted, "It should be no secret that I do receive special treatment. I worked very hard for it, and without it my life would be a series of nonstop cellphone pictures."