Musician Andrew W.K. will not participate in a cultural exchange with the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, a State Department spokesperson told Salon on Monday.
Speaking on behalf of the State Department, Noel Clay called the original invitation — which Andrew W.K. touted on his website late last week — “a mistake and not appropriate."
Shortly after the news broke, the rocker, known for his hard-charging lifestyle, took to Twitter to express his disappointment:
I'm just blown away. After a year of planning, the US State Dept. just canceled my Middle East trip because I'm too party.— ANDREW WK (@AndrewWK) November 26, 2012