Roger Daltrey Interrupts Show: ‘I’m Not Doing This To Myself Anymore’

Roger Daltrey recently took the stage in Florida, meeting an eager audience before finishing in the middle of the show and declaring that he couldn’t do this to his body and vocals anymore. As the crowd applauded in support of the 78-year-old rocker, he apologized and promised to later make it up for all.

Daltrey was singing the Who’s ‘Naked Eye,’ and everything seemed to go smoothly with the fans singing in sync and having a good time. However, the rocker seemed not to have much fun because, after performing for a few minutes, he signaled his band to stop and took off his guitar, placing it by the amps.

The frontman then declared that he wouldn’t do this to himself anymore, and he apologized to the fans for interrupting the show. Luckily, the audience was pretty understanding, applauding Daltrey and showing support. The rocker then remarked that he was no robot and continue performing more would only cause damage to his voice.

Here is what the singer said before leaving the stage in the middle of the gig:

“I’m going to do myself some serious damage here, and I’m not going to do it because I’ll never sing again! I’m sorry! You’ll have to ask for refunds. I’ll try and make it up to you. I’m really, really sorry. I am not a robot! I am definitely not a robot! I’m not doing this to myself anymore. Thank you so much for coming.”

The Who icon undoubtedly knew better than anyone how to care for his vocals. So, when it felt to him that keeping the show on and continuing with the performance would damage his voice, the singer decided to take the right path, ending it right then and declaring he was no robot.