From Canwest News Service
Published: Saturday, July 12, 2008
Rock singer David Lee Roth is denying reports that he was saved by a pair of Ontario Provincial Police officers after having a severe allergic reaction while driving near Oakland, Ont., a story widely circulated by entertainment Web sites earlier this week. “I was in Canada only from July first through the fourth for a performance at the Quebec City Summer Festival. I had no encounters or incidents with the police. The only thing I’m allergic to is criticism,” the original lead singer of Van Halen said in a statement. The Internet reports said the singer was pulled over on May 23 about 45 kilometres southwest of Hamilton, after two OPP officers noticed him driving erratically, apparently due to a reaction to peanuts. The story had two officers preventing the singer from going into anaphylactic shock until an ambulance arrived. However, his publicist said Mr. Roth was on stage in New York city that night.