The lead singer of Smash Mouth quickly became popular after making an epic roar on the stage.
Steve Harwell yelled swear words to the crowd. He even saluted the Nazis, and sometimes seemed to be less interested in acting.
After the video went viral online, his representative issued a statement.
“Despite Steve’s best efforts to overcome these diseases, he is sad to tell everyone that it is no longer possible for him to continue to do his favorite things and perform in front of millions of band fans all over the world,” his representative Say.
“For the past eight years, Steve has been dealing with long-term medical issues. In his last Big Sip performance, he showed many symptoms directly related to his current medical condition. From today onwards, Steve will retire from Smash Mouth to focus on his physical and mental health.”
Smash Mouth will continue to perform until they find a replacement for Harwell.