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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