Badly Drawn Boy To Take A Break Following Latest Onstage Outburst

By Michael Nelson / August 10, 2012 - 4:37 pm

Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, has something of a history of mistreating audiences — he lost his shit on an L.A. audience in 2010 — but it’s still kind of a shock, and definitely a drag, to hear about it happening again.

During his set at England’s Northampton Music Festival last week, Gough was heckled by an audience member, leading the singer to throw his harmonica brace into the crowd and shout, “Look I just had a relative of mine die the other day so fuck you, you cunt.”

Today, the following message was posted on BDB’s official Facebook page:

Badly Drawn Boy wishes to apologise to any of the audience that were offended by any of his comments from the stage at the Northampton Music Festival on Sunday. Damon Gough said today; “Both personal and work pressures have come to a head in the last month or so and sometimes I find it very difficult to control my emotions whilst on stage. So in light of this, I have decided to take a complete break from everything for the next three months, something I’ve not had for fourteen years. I’m really sorry if I offended anybody on Sunday in Northampton.”

Gough has canceled his upcoming performances — 8/18 at Ropetackle Arts Centre, 8/19 at Strummer Of Love Festival and 10/14 at Words & Music Festival. Check out footage of the onstage confrontation.

Here’s hoping he’s doing OK and feels better after some time off.

[Photo via the Daily Mail.]