Badly Drawn Boy‘s Damon Gough had a bad night in Los Angeles on Thursday (December 16). During a performance at the Troubadour, where he was showcasing new tunes from his seventh studio album, It’s What I’m Thinking Pt.1 – Photographing Snowflakes, Gough seemingly freaked out!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 41-year-old English singer/songwriter “stopped the show four songs in after having issues with the sound”. He then tore into the audience, calling some the C-word. After one attendee roared “You’re not a Beatle”, Gough got even more furious, further chastising the crowd as a bunch of “L.A. twats” before storming off the stage.
Once he finally calmed down, Gough apologized profusely for his bizarre antics and said that the perils of touring were getting to him. “This is a fucking disaster,” he said. “I just want the world to swallow me up.” Unfortunately for him, all of this drama unfurled via Twitter.
Badly Drawn Boy’s critically-acclaimed debut album, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, won the Mercury Music Prize in 2000. His brilliant soundtrack to the 2002 film About A Boy, which is based on a Nick Hornby‘s prized novel of the same title, peaked at No. 6 on the UK Album Charts. Have You Fed the Fish? (2002) and One Plus One Is One (2004) also landed in the UK Top 10.
We love ya Damon! Hang in there!