Update: David Lee Roth sets the record straight

No nuts, no police, says singer

Still a nutty guy?

It was the story that traveled across the globe, a report that David Lee Roth had been rescued by Canadian police after a severe allergic reaction to nuts.

Not true, according to Roth, who has just issued the following statement:

"I was in Canada only from July first through the fourth for a performance at the Quebec City Summer Festival. I had no encounters or incidents with the police. The only thing I'm allergic to is criticism." Love, Dave

However, MusicRadar has just uncovered this news segment from CTV, a Southwestern Ontario station, which backs up the original account. Seems like something's a little, uh, nutty here.

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Joe Bosso is a musician and journalist from New Jersey, USA. He is ex-Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine and ex-Vice President of A&R at Island Records