Whatever it takes, Richard Marx is getting his message out to the world! The Grammy winner interrupted A Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday (May 25) after Kentucky's Sen. Rand Paul accused the musician of "[calling] for violence against me and my family."
The Republican lawmaker had spoken out after receiving a suspicious package at his home Monday, days after Marx tweeted, "I'll say it again: If I ever meet Rand Paul's neighbor I'm going to hug him and buy him as many drinks as he can consume." The tweet, which references the 2017 incident in which a neighbor tackled the senator while Paul was doing yard work and broke his ribs, has since been removed by Twitter for violating its rules.
While Colbert was discussing Paul's accusation during a segment, he noted that though the "Hold On to the Nights" crooner has more than 300,000 followers on Twitter, "To think that Richard Marx is dangerous is just ridiculous." But before he could finish his next thought, the broadcast went snowy, a villainous laugh started up, and the singer himself appeared.