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Avril Lavigne unleashed a profanity-laced tirade when a microphone glitch occurred at the start of her set during the Tampa Bay Rays summer concert series over the weekend.
Lavigne, who was also invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tropicana Field before Tampa Bay’s 7-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, vocalized her frustration while experiencing technical difficulties.
“F------ happens on a baseball field!” she said of the sound problem, inciting boos from the crowd of roughly 25,000 people, according to CBS News.
The Canadian-born singer-songwriter apologized for her usage of obscene language shortly after being handed a working microphone.
“We just had so much fun tonight and we want to take the tirade out and say thank you to the Tampa Bay Rays!” she told the concertgoers in attendance, MSNBC reports. “I’m truly sorry if anyone was offended by my language.”
A spokesperson for the team issued an apologetic statement for Lavigne’s offensive rant, saying, “The Rays demand profanity-free performances from all of our concert performers, and we are extremely disappointed by the language used in last night’s show. It is not consistent with the atmosphere that Tropicana Field is known for.”