RATT Singer's Continued Troubles

Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy's behavior on stage got so erratic recently that he was forced to apologize to the band's fans. Unfortunately, it seems to be continuing.

It started with a show in Huntington, New York on September 28th that Blabbermouth calls "disastrous." The online publication describes Pearcy as "slurring while sitting down and nearly lying down on the drum riser," and seeming "to be slouching or leaning on to the bass drum during 'Round and Round' and holding onto the tom-tom stand and bass drum to keep from falling over."

After that show, Pearcy put out a statement in which he apologized to fans, explaining that he'd been "dealing with a pain-management issue due to a bad knee that is scheduled to be replaced in January." And he claimed that the "critical error of adding alcohol to my pain meds while on stage" had "destroyed" his performance.

By all accounts, including video, Pearcy's behavior at Ratt's show last Friday at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois was more of the same. This time, Blabbermouth found a tweet lauding the band's performance, but saying they'd tried to cover for Pearcy, who was described as a "complete poser -- drunk, drugged out, stumbling and can't remember the words. Kept walking off stage or sitting on drum riser. What a joke! #rehab."

Blabbermouth also shared: "Another fan posted a short video clip of the concert and wrote about Pearcy: 'Trashed again on stage 10/5 getting BOOED!'"

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