In case you somehow missed it, Corey Feldman’s Corey Feldman & The Angels: Angelic 2 The U.S. Summer Tour 2017 is still in full swing. With Metallica, U2 and Paul McCartney stealing the limelight this summer, it’s understandable that Corey’s “heavanly” tour might have slipped under the radar. Corey and his band have been working hard since June with his off-brand Charlie Sheen cum Bob the Magician cum Michael Jackson impersonator situation.
At a recent show, the busy tour schedule may have caught up to him, because Yahoo news reports that Corey lost his temper with the audience.
The 46-year-old musician has raised eyebrows after berating audience members during a recent gig as his Corey Feldman and The Angels tour continues.
Corey seemed far from interested in performing for his fans on the night, and even threatened to leave at one stage.
Naturally, there is video of the exchange as fans (A fan? The fan? Crowd looks a bit sparse, is alls I’m saying.) #tooktotwitter to express their disappointment.
— Jason Thomas (@Corpsie74) August 4, 2017
According to Yahoo, Corey admonished the audience by saying:
“I must say, guys – and I’m not playing – we’re tired, we’ve got a long tour.
I know you all got here for free so you don’t appreciate the sale of a ticket. Most people paid to see their show, you guys are getting in for free. Please treat these ladies & myself with respect or we’ll walk off. Thank you.”
This is all a very weak indictment against Corey. We don’t have video of what his was responding to, but his reaction seems perfectly legit, gallant even, if some knucklehead in the audience was heckling. I’m 100% team Corey on this one. I’ve got a lot of built up good will towards him. I’m not gonna lie, I had low-key crushes on Mouth in The Goonies and Edgar Frog from The Lost Boys. Sure, his band is ridiculous. Sure, he seems to have divested himself of reality. Sure, he’s using whatever funds he has left to create a fantasy in which he is a heroic rock God with a hot babe band. But anybody who could survive the super shitty childhood he had is to be commended. Yahoo News reminds us:
A few years ago he released a book titled Coreyography, in which he revealed his mother uses (sic) to force-feed him diet pills, while his father would encourage him to join in on drug use.
“Slowly, over a period of many years… I would begin to realise (sic) that many of the people I had surrounded myself with were monsters.”
And we’ve all heard other terrible rumors about his early years in Hollywood. And that song he was about to sing was probably this sincere and truly touching (if cringe inducingly terrible) tribute to his best friend Corey Haim who didn’t make it back from the war. I’m not going to make one of those “leave Britney alone” videos, but I will shout it from the rooftops: LEAVE COREY ALONE! He’s doing the best he can, bless his heart.