Kid Rock apologizes after cigar complaint at Warren concert

Published On: Jan 16 2012 03:25:47 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 16 2012 06:56:15 PM EST

Kid Rock has apologized after a complaint that the musician smoked a cigar at a nonsmoking venue in the Detroit area.

WARREN, Mich. -

Kid Rock has apologized after a complaint that the musician smoked a cigar at a nonsmoking venue in the Detroit area.

The rocker, born Robert Ritchie, lit the cigar while attending country singer Travis Tritt's show Friday at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren.

"I do know Kid Rock was here to see Travis Tritt concert and my understanding was that he lit up a cigar in the showroom," Andiamo CEO Joe Vicari said.

Michigan law prohibits smoking at workplaces, including bars and restaurants.

In response, Kid Rock issued the following statement to Local 4:

"My most sincere apologies to the patrons I may have offended and a big middle finger in advance to all the haters and attorneys who will try somehow to find an easy paycheck in this."

Vicari also told Local 4 Kid Rock put the cigar out.

"… he admitted that he did it and he apologized and one of my managers asked him to put it out, and he put it out."

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