FORT KNOX, KY (WAVE) – Fort Knox leadership has removed rocker Ted Nugent from a summer concert lineup on post after he made comments that some perceived as a threat against President Barack Obama.
Co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx remain scheduled to perform at the June 23 concert. A replacement for Nugent may be selected.
Speaking at a National Rifle Association meeting in St. Louis last weekend, Nugent said of the Obama administration: "We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November."
He also said he would be "dead or in jail by this time next year" if the current Commander in Chief is re-elected.
The Secret Service confirmed it is investigating. Nugent has said he was speaking figuratively.
Those requesting a refund for their purchased tickets to the Fort Knox concert must do so by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000 or the Fort Knox Information, Ticketing and Registration Office at 502-624-5030 by May 31.