Puddle of Mudd Singer Ends Show After Accusing Audience Member of Stealing His House, Laughing at Him
Scantlin has had recurring legal issues lately. Last year he was arrested twice on DUI charges. In January, he was charged with felony vandalism after he was arrestted at a home he recently lost in foreclosure.
An early fan-shot video from the concert shows the singer seemingly struggling with the band's hit "Blurry," falling to the ground mid-performance.
Another clip from the night shows Scantlin walking offstage to the crowd cheers and jeers.
But the worst of it is that Scantlin refused to leave the stage after his band left him up there later, cutting the band's show short. Instead, he sat shirtless on a chair, speaking to the crowd until his microphone was cut off. He told the audience then, "My band Puddle of Mudd who I thought was my band has quit on me. They have stopped playing with me -- not a surprise."
The venue released a statement on its website after the show saying, "It will be no secret that last nights Puddle of Mudd gig didn’t exactly go to plan as our 500 strong audience were certainly treated to a very ‘rock n roll’ evening, and in the end, quite concerning performance from lead signer, Wes Scatlin."
The venue claimed to be trying to negotiate the costs of the shows with the band's management and agents, possibly to pay part of the ticket price back to the concertgoers.
"Hopefully Wes gets the help that he requires for the sake of his own health and the career of an awesome band," the statement added.