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Mon April 23, 2012
Ted Nugent loses gig after remarks about President Obama
The U.S. Army's Fort Knox Summer Concert canceled an appearance by Michigan-born rocker Ted Nugent.
The announcement was made on the U.S. Army's Fort Knox Facebook page:
The artist lineup for the Fort Knox annual summer concert scheduled for June 23 changed today. Co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx remain scheduled to perform. However, after learning of opening act Ted Nugent's recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation.
Nugent was paid a visit by the Secret Service last Thursday after he told a crowd at an NRA convention "if Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."
He followed his comments with a pause, telling the audience how serious he was about his statement.
There was a video of his comments at the NRA convention, but it was recently pulled down.
Nugent said last Thursday's meeting with the Secret Service went well. From the Detroit Free Press:
Although the Secret Service didn't issue a statement following Thursday's meeting, Nugent called it a "good, solid, professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone. The meeting could not have gone better."
Nugent was cleared of being a threat to Mr. Obama.