Stephen Pearcy has issued an apology following his disastrous performance during RATT’s September 26 show at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. The singer was slurring, sitting, slouching, etc. throughout the concert due to what was said to be an injured knee.
Pearcy said the following:
“I want to apologize to RATT fans for last night’s performance and especially to those that were at the show.
I am dealing with a pain-management issue due to a bad knee that is scheduled to be replaced in January. And last night, I made the critical error of adding alcohol to my pain meds while on stage, and it destroyed my performance.
Again, there is no excuse for my behavior.
I sincerely apologize to RATT fans, my band, Live Nation, my friends, and family.”
Juan Croucier also addressed the situation during the show, telling the audience that Pearcy was in “a lot of pain” due to an injured knee. He also added:
“Let me just say something, all right? In case you guys didn’t notice, Mr. Stephen Pearcy is in a lot of pain. But tonight, we said there’s no way, there’s no way we’re canceling this show. Because we love you guys. We love each and every one of you, and thank you so much for coming down. We promise we’ll be back, without the injury, okay? Thank you so much for your understanding. We’re gonna keep going and do our best.”