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Watch Puddle of Mudd leave reportedly ‘smashed’ frontman on stage as they abandon gig

The venue appears to switch off the frontman's microphone as he rambles incoherently

Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was left on stage by his bandmates midway through a recent UK gig that one fan described as an “absolute shambles”.

The US rock band, best known for their hits ‘Blurry’ and ‘She Hates Me’, were playing at Doncaster’s Diamond Live Lounge on March 22 when Scantlin’s erratic on stage behaviour caused his bandmates to cut the performance short.

Watch fan footage of the gig’s abrupt ending below, which shows Scantlin apparently having his microphone switched off by the venue as he rambles somewhat incoherently. Meanwhile, one disgruntled crowd member shouts, “F*ck you, Wes!” and “You’re a disgrace!”.

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After the performance, one gig-goer wrote on Facebook that Puddle of Mudd’s performance was “more of an instrumental set with the band trying to prop Wes up”.

Several other fans said the frontman appeared to be “smashed” during his time on stage, while another wrote: “Very sad about Wes though, real shame he’s got himself into a bit of a mess.”

The abandoned Doncaster gig follows another troubled performance from Puddle of Mudd in Ohio last month (February), in which Scantlin stopped the show and began shouting at an unidentified audience member.

The frontman has had two brushes with the law in recent months. He was arrested on December 26 for drugs possession and later detained by police officers on January 9 after allegedly vandalising a house he used to own.

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