Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell made headlines after a crazy performance. He appeared to throw up a Nazi salute and then he threatened to kill a fan’s entire family. That was not a good look for him. Now he is retiring.

Steve Harwell says he’s retiring as the frontman of Smash Mouth in the wake of an incident at the band’s live performance this weekend. “Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of being a Rockstar performing in front of sold-out arenas and have been so fortunate to live out that dream,” he told TMZ.

He continued: “To my bandmates, it’s been an honor performing with you all these years and I can’t think of anyone else I would have rather gone on this wild journey with.” He added that health complications have caught up to him, forcing him to retire.

The Smash Mouth lead singer also thanked his fans for their support. He said: “To our loyal and amazing fans, thank you, all of this was possible because of you. I’ve tried so hard to power through my physical and mental health issues, and to play in front of you one last time, but I just wasn’t able to.

“I cannot wait to see what Smash Mouth accomplishes next and am looking forward to counting myself as one of the band’s newest fans.”

A video of the incident made it to social media over the weekend. In the footage, the 54-year-old can be seen threatening fans and shouting at them, using slurs, and suffering from speech disorder.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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