As many artists have been trying to get back to live shows and touring have found, we're not quite through the pandemic yet. Michigan's own Bob Ritchie, aka Kid Rock, found out the hard way as much of his band tested positive and he was forced to cancel an upcoming show.

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The 50-year-old performer made a series of announcements on his social media outlets on Thursday that seemed to become increasingly unhinged.

Initially, Ritchie posted a simple message about his Fort Worth, Texas show being canceled:

Apologies, but due to unforeseen circumstances this weekend at Billy Bob's is canceled. More info to follow

While many speculated that the rocker or a member of his band might have Covid-19, it turned out that multiple members of the band were struck with the virus.

Ritchie, an ardent Trump supporter who has held rallies for the former president in the past, used the Covid prompted cancellation to again share his thoughts on the 'stupid virus' equating it to those currently evacuating Afghanistan:


I am pissed. Over half the band has fucking covid (not me), and before u shit for brains bloggers and media trolls run your mouths, many of them, like me, have been vaccinated. I was gonna come and rock the house anyway, play acoustic, DJ or even just Juggle…. Deez Nutz!! - or at least try to entertain u good folks. But seriously, shit is way out of my hands on this one. I am beyond upset and you real ones know I would never cancel if I absolutely didn’t have too. For this, I am sorry.
-Kid Rock

PS - God bless our military, especially those who lost their lives today in Afghanistan. I am way more upset about that than some stupid virus and missing a couple shows. My heart bleeds for them and their loved ones. I hope we bomb the shit out of those fucks and send a clear message…But I am worried Biden is too much of a woke pussy. Say a prayer for the fallen, count your blessings and God Bless America.

There's currently no information on a rescheduled date for the show, so if you were going to Texas to hear a little bit of the punk rock, mixed with the hip-hop, you might have to wait, forever.

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