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Of course it is…It’s Smash Mouth

It was a tough show for lead singer, Steve Harwell, of the band Smash Mouth. And he’s now retiring from music all together.

Smash Mouth performed a concert in Upstate New York at a beer and wine festival. And sadly for the fans in attendance, and the band, it was a bad experience. The sound coming out of the speakers were feeding back and giving off a loud screeching sound. And Steve couldn’t put a sentence together. At one point during the show, a random woman got up on stage and took the microphone screaming, “It’s my birthday!”

According to TMZ, the 54-year-old lead singer announced that he’s retiring (even though there was no message on his or the band’s socials). But he told TMZ, “Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of being a Rockstar performing in front of sold-out arenas and have been so fortunate to live out that dream. To my bandmates, it’s been an honor performing with you all these years and I can’t think of anyone else I would have rather gone on this wild journey with.”

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Eight years ago, Steve was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, which lead to multiple medical setbacks like heart failure and Wernicke’s encephalopathy, which impacts his motor functions, including speech and memory. Possibly these conditions led to this lackluster performance in upstate New York?

But  it looks like the band will stay together and find another singer. “To our loyal and amazing fans, thank you, all of this was possible because of you. I’ve tried so hard to power through my physical and mental health issues, and to play in front of you one last time, but I just wasn’t able to. I cannot wait to see what Smash Mouth accomplishes next and am looking forward to counting myself as one of the band’s newest fans.”

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