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Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth stops performing after viral clip of him gulping and swearing

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Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth is retiring after a messy performance in upstate New York went viral this weekend.

The All Star singer, 54, raised concerns after slurring his speech while swearing and lashing out at the audience at the event in Bethel, New York.

And now sources close to Harwell say he understands it’s best to stop performing because his “health continues to deteriorate,” according to TMZ.

Final bow: Smash Mouth’s Steve Harwell retires from performing after going viral this weekend for a messy gig in upstate New York. He was seen above in 2016

Steve was reportedly diagnosed with cardiomyopathy eight years ago, leading to further complications such as heart failure and Wernicke’s encephalopathy, a condition that “affects his motor functions, including speech and memory.”

He has also dealt with substance abuse issues in the past, complicating his already fragile health.

In addition, insiders say he went through “an episode” that completely disoriented him during the show.

Harwell confirmed his retirement from TMZ in a statement, saying, “Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of being a Rockstar performing to sold-out arenas and I’ve been lucky enough to make that dream come true.”

“For my bandmates, it was an honor to perform with you all these years and I can’t think of anyone else I would have loved to go on this wild journey with.”

Out of control: The All Star singer, 54, sparked concern after seeing his speech slurred as he swore and lashed out at the audience during the event in Bethel, New York, above

Out of Control: The All Star singer, 54, sparked concern after he was seen above at the event in Bethel, New York, swearing and lashing out at the audience

“To our loyal and amazing fans, thank you, this was all possible thanks to you. I tried so hard to get rid of my physical and mental health problems and play for you one last time, but it just didn’t work out.”

He also thanked “those who have kept ‘All Star’ relevant as one of the best memes on the internet today.”

“I can’t wait to see what Smash Mouth will achieve next and I’m looking forward to seeing myself as one of the band’s newest fans,” he concluded.

Fans were shocked to see the Walking On The Sun singer gulping and swearing in a social media clip shot Saturday at a show in Bethel, New York.

The audience suspected he was drunk during the concert, what TikTok clip from the account @doesthisfeelgood, described as ‘the most chaotic show I’ve ever seen in my entire life’.

Chaos: TikTok clip from the account @doesthisfeelgood, described as 'the most chaotic show I've ever seen in my entire life'

Chaos: TikTok clip from the account @doesthisfeelgood, described as ‘the most chaotic show I’ve ever seen in my entire life’

No: Harwell appeared to be giving a Nazi salute to the audience during the concert

Sounds like: In the clip, the band appeared to be having issues with a spotty PA system during the event

No: Harwell appeared to be giving a Nazi salute to the audience during the concert

In the clip, the band appeared to be having trouble with a spotty PA system, while Harwell was also seen drinking and waving his middle finger during the performance.

Harwell was heard from the podium saying, “I’ll kill your whole family, I swear to you.”

He was also caught on camera raising his arm in what appeared to be a Nazi salute.

The band made headlines last year with a concert at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota in August 2020 at a time of high coronavirus numbers.

An excess?  The public suspected he was drunk during the concert, but sources say the signer had an 'episode'

An excess? The public suspected he was drunk during the concert, but sources say the signer had an ‘episode’

Harwell’s camp previously said he would be taking a break to address lingering health concerns, his agent said TMZ that the singer was dealing with cardiomyopathy and heart problems.

Harwell’s representative said the singer would rest and adjust his medication.

The San Jose, California-based band had its biggest success in the late 90s fueled by their Grammy-nominated hit single All Star, as well as Then the Morning Comes and Walkin’ on the Sun.

The group has also had success with remakes of classics like Why Can’t We Be Friends? and I am a believer.

Blast from the past: The San Jose, California-based band had its biggest success in the late 90s fueled by their Grammy-nominated hit single All Star, as well as The Morning Comes and Walkin' on the Sun

Blast from the past: The San Jose, California-based band had its biggest success in the late 90s fueled by their Grammy-nominated hit single All Star, as well as The Morning Comes and Walkin’ on the Sun

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