Thursday, January 16, 2014

Trace Adkins Checks Into Rehab

Trace Adkins told the world he had been sober for 12 years until he fell off the wagon on a cruise ship gig he was headlining this week. I think his definition would differ from that of the rest of the world, but whatever. What makes this one of the more interesting rehab visits in awhile is that while Trace was on a cruise ship to perform he ended up getting into a fight with a fan. Not just any fan, but a guy who makes a living as an impersonator of Trace. Trace has met the fan before with nothing happening but this time on the cruise was different. Probably because the cruise ship was filled with Trace Adkins fans so they might have given the impersonator a little more attention than Trace liked so they got into a fight. As soon as the ship docked Trace went to rehab. Sounds like the fight Demi Lovato got into with her backup dancer before Demi checked into rehab. At the time she made it sound like her eating disorder caused her to throw a punch. A few years later she admitted the truth. Trace might never admit the truth but this cruise ship ride wasn't the first slip. More like the last straw.

40 comments:

Seven of Eleven said...

I would have to drink copious amounts of (non-smelly) mimosas to survive a cruise ship gig.

Hope he gets well, falling off the wagon after 12 years has to be hard.

Renoblondee said...

He's the one with the really deep voice, right? My mom likes him.

Lucas said...

So a redneck got drunk and got into a fight with another redneck. Huh. Who could have seen that coming?

LottaColada said...

Can the fan join? Addiction to impersonating Trace Adkins.

TalksTooMuch said...

Maybe he was confused because the thought he was seeing double...I loved Trace Adkins back in the day, Every Light In The House is On is a great song and he is one huge hunk of a man. I wish him well

Henriette said...

I keep imagining them fighting on the Love Boat with the theme playing in my head, "Love exciting and new/come aboard, we're expecting you."

Mickey said...

"So a redneck got drunk and got into a fight with another redneck. Huh. Who could have seen that coming?"

Disappointing.

I know, I know - why should I expect better?

ethorne said...

He's not Keith Urban, I don't care! Wait, I don't care about Keith Urban either.

Karen said...

I love Trace Adkins. He was very classy on Celebrity Apprentice.

Addictions are a lifelong struggle and there will be slips along the way. What's important is to keep trying and it seems like he is by going to rehab. I wish him well.

Lucas said...

Disappointing because it is so true? I grew up east Texas. I know about rednecks because they are my people. Thankfully I escaped before becoming one of them.

Lucas said...

Also - I do wish him well with his recovery. I know all too well that it isn't easy.

Seven of Eleven said...

LOL @ Lucas, that totally reminded me of this awesome gif!

Lucas said...

Ha! That's a good one. The song of my people is most likely “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk". Sigh.

Mickey said...

@Lucas - I too was born in Texas but don't live there now. I'll take a truck load of real over a truckload of fake each and every day of the week.

Easy test if you are being derogatory or not: Take the word in question out, and replace it with another word. The N word? Or how about faggot?

"So a n***** got drunk and got into a fight with another n*****. Huh. Who could have seen that coming?"

TalksTooMuch said...

That's right, I forgot about the Country answer to Sir Mix-a-Lot!

ethorne said...

@Mickey-I don't think it matters what you're saying, as soon as you use those 2 words, it becomes derogatory. "So a guy got into a fight with another guy..." is not derogatory.

Seven of Eleven said...

I'm not even seeing how the term "redneck" comes anywhere near the term "nigger". One is a joke about a chosen lifestyle (red solo cup, Garth Brooks' "I've Got Friends in Low Places", Honey Booboo) vs a term that was used to describe people who were deemed the lowest of the low due to their skin color.

Lucas said...

Ethorne is right.

And yeah, I was being derogatory. On purpose, even. I still listen to Waylon Jennings, and I have happily eaten squirrel. Let me rephrase this in a way that soothes your delicate ears:

So one ignorant meathead gets drunk and beats up another (both of whom are quite coincidentally rednecks). Huh. Who could have seen that coming?

I don't need to apologize for what I said. And I won't. The big, dumb and violent among us are ruining it for everyone. I bet if you asked either participant in this event if they were a redneck they would happily agree.

ethorne said...

Bougie rednecks drink Solo Jazz cups.

annanaannnaaaa said...

@ 7 of 11- what, pray tell, is a smelly mimosa?

QueenAnne Guido said...

Ttm now I'll have sir mix songs in my head all am. (Evil side eye) first the partridge family and now mix? You're killing me!

QueenAnne Guido said...

Go Seahawks.

TalksTooMuch said...

Bwahaha, Queen! Just wait until tomorrow when I bust out the Barry Manilow!

fancyscreenname said...

The name says trace atkins but the picture screams Billy BADASS.

califblondy said...

He was a nice guy on Celebrity Apprentice. I wish him well.

Tru said...

A Trace Adkins impersonator? Really? That sounds like a one liner someone would say at a bar to a stranger. In fact, I think I will start saying that, it would make people laugh.

Queenie said...

The saddest thing about this is that his impersonator looks better than him

Sherry said...

And maybe the impersonator was doing a better show. Seriously it seems a little odd to have another same performer on a ship working together. Something just odd there.

shortyp333 said...

More Info: The impersonator was doing karaoke and acting like a jerk and making snide comments during the song to the real Trace Atkins. After his song was over, he walked by and said something to TA. They got into it from there and then Trace hit the guy. (A co-worker is on the ship and sent us an update.) She didn't see Trace actually drink anything in the bar, though...

Topper Madison said...

I have to withhold opinion here because many die-hard fans are looney and sometime the closer they get to the idol, the more liberties they take; and if denied what they perceive as their entitlement, they get angry and dangerous. It's very possible that a drunken Trace just didn't have the patience with a looney fan that a sober Trace might have had.

I seriously don't know why on earth anyone would want to be really famous.

QueenAnne Guido said...

TTM iff. You bust out that Barely Maninuff, I'll bust out the ear killing Neil Diamond. SONG SUNG BLUE. You've been warned!

feraltart said...

At the Copa, Copacobana.....
A friend almost busted stitches when I sang that for him when I visited him in hospital (I did add my own actions to go with the lyrics).

anon said...

Trying to stay sober is a lifelong struggle and I wish him all the best.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

A Trace Adkins impersonator? That shouldn't be too hard, just write "Summer's Eve" across your forehead!

Sherry said...

LOL! Zeeky..

RowdyRodimus said...

Anyone else have any zingers about us people in the south? I mean, we dumb, ignorant rednecks sure do need some of that there northern learnin' and funnies to keep us hillbillies put in our place.

You guys is good to. I seen on the picture box that there jewboy Seinfeld and boy howdy does that guy make some fununs. What's the deal with aieroplane peenuts. Dang if that there don't tell it like it is let me tell you

mcmama said...

I would. No shame.

Lucas said...

I never said everyone in the south is ignorant. I know better. And trust me, there are PLENTY of rednecks up here in the Northwest as well. Redneck is a state of mind, not geography.

Red said...

We have rednecks in Pacific Coast states too.

Nothanksdarlin said...

Simmer down there with the redneck talk, Lucas