Revellers at Hoochie Coochie jazz bar in Newcastle were in for a treat at the weekend after former Police singer Sting gave an impromptu performance after “drinking since 11am”.
Sting, real name Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, delighted fans as he got up to sing Bill Withers’ ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ alongside his friend Gerry Richardson, however, the evening took a surprise turn when Sting turned on fans.
In a video posted by the bar’s Facebook page, Sting refuses to take a selfie with a fan and also denied a request for a birthday shout out.
In the clip, the musician tells the fan: “I’m not singing happy f****** birthday”, telling the crowd to “f*** off” after he was heckled.
Taking to the stage, Sting told the excited crowd: “He’s [Gerry] asked me to sing, he knows it’s an unwritten rule of mine that I never sing and drink on the same day.
“He knows that I’ve been drinking in the County Hotel since 11 o’clock this morning.
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“So inviting me up here, I suggest you all get your iPhones out and film this because this could well be f****** historic and f****** hysterical but great value.”
Sting used to play bass for Gerry 45 years ago, and the star went on to admit that it was he who introduced him to jazz music, sharing: “Gerry introduced me as a young man to some music I would never have heard otherwise, Miles Davis and Bill Withers and so we’re going to do a song of Bill Withers’ that I happen to love, it’s called ‘Ain’t No Sunshine.'”
During his performance, a rowdy audience member is said to have tried to sing over him, with Sting telling the reveller to “f*** off”.
Yahoo Celeb UK have contacted Sting’s reps for commented.