The Who frontman threatened to walk off stage during a performance in New York.

Roger Daltrey almost walked off stage during a gig in New York after a member of the audience began smoking weed. Daltrey is extremely allergic to marijuana and was concerned that the smoke would prevent him from delivering a full performance.

Newsday reports that Daltrey’s vocal performance at Nassau Colliseum was noticeably inhibited by the smoke: “The smoke’s impact was almost immediate on his voice, which went from crystal clear and potent for the opening ‘I Can’t Explain’ to something rougher and more limited during ‘I Can See for Miles.’”

As the video below illustrates, Daltrey confronted the audience member and threatened to cancel the show unless the joint was put out. The fan obliged and the concert then continued without a hitch.

Earlier this month, The Who were named as the final headliner for this year’s Glastonbury Festival. [via CoS]



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