Watch an Angry Clown Punch Eels Guy in the Mouth

But it's just a gag

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Eels leader Mark Oliver Everett showed off his comedy chops in a profanity-filled deleted scene from Judd Apatow's This Is 40, and now the alt-rock lifer has followed that gag with another practical joke, this one involving an "angry seven foot clown." While Eels played a second encore at a concert in Austria on April 21, opening act Puddles Pity Party — a sad-sack clown performer — crashed the stage, stole Everett's guitar, and punched the lead singer in the mouth.

Everett (a.k.a. E) took the hoax further by writing on the band's Facebook page about the incident. "E, who suffered a bloody lip and two chipped teeth is seen spitting blood at the 4 minute mark of the video," the post reads. "'Puddles and I have been butting heads over the length of his set for the entire tour,' says E, speaking through his chipped teeth today, 'but this was a new level of unprofessionalism. That was his last show with us. He has been fired from the tour.'"

Watch Puddles bum rush the stage and launch into a rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Dazed and Confused" up top. And here's Everett's full Facebook post:

Ten minutes after the house lights went up signifying the end of the EELS’ Vienna concert last night, as the crew dismantled the stage the band came back to perform “Dog Faced Boy” and new composition “Go EELS!” The merriment was cut short when disgruntled opening act “Puddles Pity Party” jumped on the stage to punch EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E in the face and take his guitar from him. E, who suffered a bloody lip and two chipped teeth is seen spitting blood at the 4 minute mark of the video. “Puddles and I have been butting heads over the length of his set for the entire tour,” says E, speaking through his chipped teeth today, “but this was a new level of unprofessionalism. That was his last show with us. He has been fired from the tour.” See the angry seven foot clown’s rampage at the link below.

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