Trace Adkins In Hot Water After Slurring His Speech During A Charity Benefit Concert

Country music star Trace Adkins has struggled with alcohol for some time now, but fans fear that alcohol may be winning the battle. The singer couldn't even apparently lay off the liquor long enough to perform at a benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Concert attendees at the New Jersey show claim Adkins was visibly drunk on stage. Many left just a couple of songs into his performance. Many also took to social media to express their disappointment and dismay.

Adkins has gone into rehab for his drinking problem. In the past he's come forward with how alcoholism has affected his life. "I was getting to the point where I was poisoning myself [by drinking so much]," he said in an interview in 2001. "I wish for anybody out there to never have to go through one of those intervention things where you sit down there and people start telling you what you're doing to them."

"Man, I hated myself at that moment," the singer admits.

After this performance, people fear Adkins is off the wagon again. Fans posted messages of support and encouragement online.

“If you are struggling with an addiction please don't be afraid to seek out treatment! Ask for help!! You are not alone!!” commented Alyssa Carlisle.
Some fans are annoyed by how no one at the venue or in Adkins camp addressed the problems with his performance that night. In a tweet after the event, radio station Thunder106 completely glossed over the part about their star attraction being intoxicated.

Shannon Maxwell said she went with her family, but ushered her kids out of there after just a couple of songs. "I stopped by the thunder booth and asked how could you let him up on stage and next thing I knew they shut the booth Windows. I. guess they didn't care what the fans had to say. Very very disappointed and we should get our money back!" she wrote.

“I feel compassion for him and his demons. Also feel that his "camp" could issue an apology to fans. Many of us who have seen him numerous times know what an amazing performer he is. Feel bad for the people that have never seen him and this was their experience,” wrote Linda Alberque Ross on Thunder106’s Facebook page.

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