Following Ted Nugent's heated rant about President Obama this week, the fiery guitarist (and noted hunting enthusiast) has been removed from a scheduled concert appearance at Fort Knox.
Nugent's controversial comments came during a National Rifle Association rally in Missouri, where the singer exhorted the NRA's mostly conservative-leaning membership to "rise up and fight" during this year's election cycle.
"We need to ride into the battlefield and chop their heads off in November," he said, before adding that he'd be dead or in jail in short order if Obama were to be reelected.
"After learning of opening act Ted Nugent's recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation," reads a statement about the Fort Knox concert. "Army Entertainment and the Fort Knox Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation remain committed to carrying out the June 23 concert, and the possibility exists that a replacement will be selected."
Nugent's co-headliners Styx and REO Speedwagon are still slated to perform.
Nugent, an avid hunter and outspoken gun nut, was also visited by the Secret Service following his NRA speech. Amid calls for his arrest, Nugent declared the entire thing a silly misunderstanding.
"By no stretch of the imagination did I threaten anyone's life, or hint at violence or mayhem. Metaphors needn't be explained to educated people," said Nugent, possibly while wearing a loincloth made from a baby elephant.
"I met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents in (Oklahoma) today," he continued, while wiping what appeared to be Elk blood across both of his weather-worn cheeks. "Good, solid, professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone. The meeting could not have gone better. I thanked them for their service, we shook hands and went about our business. God bless the good federal agents wherever they may be."
"The issue has been resolved. The Secret Service does not anticipate any further action," said a Secret Service spokesman.
Asked to comment on this story, Ted Nugent instead emailed us a picture of himself riding a large lion. Oh well.