This past weekend, former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy had a problem with the state of healthcare. No, he didn’t go on a rant about the state of Obamacare or anything. In fact, it didn’t even take place in this country. In the UK on tour with the Neil Morse Band, he took ill and tried to go to the hospital. He wasn’t seen immediately, and left without being treated, which led him to call the hospital out via Facebook. After some fans suggested he was overreacting and entitled, he threatened to ban them.
Portnoy’s had a few days to think about it, and he’s since apologized in the below post. In the heat of passion/sickness, it’s understandable how he might have gotten a little angry. If there’s a lesson to be learned from all of this, it’s to maybe think about things before you post them online, lest you be called out on them. And if you’re called out on them, maybe you should think again before calling those out that called you out.