Crooner Wayne Newton has been busted exclusively by RadarOnline.com for bailing on ticket-holding fans eager to see his Sin City show — to make a quick buck entertaining fat cats at a private party!
Just a couple hours before his scheduled June 11 gig at Bally’s Casino was supposed to begin, the Danke Schoen singer canceled the Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal performance, saying he’d been disabled by “dental surgery the day before.”
But an incriminating social media post indicates the star was lying through his teeth! Photos show weaselly Wayne beaming at a private event for Siemens technology company, where he presented an award to an employee.
The swanky soirée was held at the luxe Liberace Mansion at 8 p.m. — the exact same time he was meant to take the stage at Bally’s Windows Showroom! Insiders suggest he got at least $70,000 for the gig — while leaving the casino audience holding tickets selling for $178 a pop.
“If he felt bad for letting his fans down, he didn’t seem to show it,” says a spywitness. “He loved the limelight and happily posed for the cameras. It was like he didn’t think he’d get caught!”
That left a bad taste in one ticket holder’s mouth. The fan drove FIVE HOURS to catch the Bally show.
“They refunded our tickets, but we spent a ton of money just getting here to see him,” says the fan. “Having the performance canceled at the last minute was devastating — and a cheat.”
However, although a rep for the singer says the report is "false and inaccurate and his cancellation was because he allegedly "underwent extensive dental work," Wayne’s week took a wild turn, too.
Days later, he and wife Kathleen returned to their posh Vegas compound — and encountered two burglars, who quickly fled the scene!
“A few friends are saying it’s karma for the way he ditched his show for a quick buck,” dishes an insider. “But Wayne would never see it that way.”
Newton's rep added the star did briefly attend a private event for an intimate meet and greet, but "did not sing."
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