Craig Morgan Fires Off Strong Response to Fan’s Angry Tweet
Craig Morgan will always put the safety of his fans first — and he doesn’t take too kindly to others who suggest the show must go on, regardless of the dangerous circumstances.
The ‘Wake Up Lovin’ You’ singer had to cut short a recent show in Nebraska, after heavy storms pummeled the area. One fan was obviously disappointed in that decision, and tweeted a negative comment about Morgan, who took to his Facebook page to fire off a strongly-worded response.
“I’m sitting on a plane headed to California, after leaving Nebraska where our show was cut short due to bad storms. I have the uncontrollable urge to write a rebuttal to a twitter post made in reference to the short show last night. Here’s the post “@cmorganmusic is a ????? (He used a word I won’t put on facebook) afraid of some rain. Hope he doesn’t get paid.”
However I’m not gonna post a rebuttal here on Facebook, instead I say this:I am Craig Morgan – a husband and father, a soldier, a singer, a songwriter, a tv show host, an actor, a police officer, an outdoorsman, a Christian (not always a good Christian but a Christian none the less ). I’ve been a fireman, a construction worker, and an EMT, among other things. My point is, I’ve done a lot and I enjoy helping others. Of all the things I do and of the things I am, I most enjoy being a dad and husband. Some days I’m not as good at being Dad and husband as I should be, because I’m too busy being all these other things. These are the repercussions of decisions we make to provide for our family, to be successful, or fulfill our dreams whatever the reasons. Not being as good at one thing is the price we sometimes pay for attempting to be great at others. Greatness is seldom achieved. What does this have to do with one, probably drunk person’s, pissy remark about us not finishing a show due to a tornado? Not a lot, except in my thoughts about last night I remembered a show a few years ago where a storm blew in and people lost their lives. It made me think how blessed I am to have my family, friends, band and crew that I have, and that someone last night had the guts to say stop just in case! To the University of Nebraska, thank you all so much for letting us be a part of your world. We will be back! These remarks are not intended to entice others to get into a pissing match about what happened.They are just my thoughts that I wanted to share. God bless.”
While Morgan doesn’t cite which show he is referring to, where there were several casualties, it’s safe to assume it was Sugarland’s performance at the Indiana State Fair in 2011, where their stage collapsed due to heavy winds, resulting in seven deaths and dozens of injuries.
Hopefully, the weather will be better for Morgan’s upcoming shows. He will play in Tennessee, Maryland, Ohio and Michigan later this month. See all of his upcoming shows here.