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Ted Nugent performance at Fort Knox cancelled over Obama comments

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Ted Nugent's scheduled performance at the Fort Knox base in Kentucky has been cancelled.

Army officials have now removed Nugent from the bill of a concert in June in light of recent comments regarding US president Barack Obama, who is running for re-election.

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A statement posted to an official Fort Knox Facebook page read: "After learning of opening act Ted Nugent's recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation".

The 63-year-old musician was scheduled to make an appearance at Fort Knox on June 23, as part of the 'Midwest Rock n' Roll Express' tour featuring Nugent, REO Speedwagon, and Styx.

During a speech at a National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in St. Louis, Missouri, Nugent stated that he would "either be dead or in jail by this time next year" if Obama were to be re-elected.

Nugent stood by his comments, stating that he meant no harm towards the president with his words.

He has since met with members of the Secret Service in order to clear up language that some critics believed alluded to violence against Obama.

Co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx are still due to perform.

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