Kid Rock: 'Festival Bosses Lied About Real Reason For Scrapped Show'
Kid Rock has slammed a British rock festival for telling fans he cancelled his scheduled headlining appearance because he was suffering from dehydration.
The rocker scrapped his performance at the U.K.'s Download Festival in June (08) just minutes before he was due to take to the Main Stage at the music event, and was reportedly rushed to hospital in Nottingham, England.
Details emerged stating Kid Rock was suffering from stomach cramps and dehydration and was kept in hospital overnight for observation.
But Rock, real name Robert Ritchie, has denounced festival bosses' statements as lies - insisting he pulled the show after promoters failed to provide his band with adequate backstage perks.
He tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper, "They (festival bosses) treated me like f**k. There was just one trailer for my whole band. We had no water, no bathroom, no rider.
"The final straw was when they wouldn't give my crew any food or drinks vouchers.
And the star insists he warned promoters he would pull out if his needs were not catered for - and reacted badly to their snubs by urinating in the organiser's office.
He adds, "I called the promoter and told him he had two hours to get it sorted or I was out. They did nothing so I visited the promoter's office, took a piss on his couch and left."