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'F**k That!' Eric Church Slams Garth Brooks For Lip-Syncing CMA Performance

Eric Church Slams Garth Brooks Lip-Syncing CMAs
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Feb. 25 2019, Updated 11:52 a.m. ET

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Eric Church is not holding back when it comes to speaking his mind regarding the music industry—and his rivals.

In a tell-all interview with Rolling Stone, Church, 41, slammed fellow country singer Garth Brooks for lip-syncing during his CMAs performance—where he won Entertainer Of The Year.

"That pissed me off," admitted Church. "To me, lip-syncing is and always will be a red line. It's fabricated"

The "Record Year" singer added that he doesn't want young artists thinking it's ok, "because it's not."

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"F**k that! I didn't like his excuse at all. I can speak for myself—I'm not lip-syncing. If I can't sing, I won't sing, or I'll sing badly. But at least you'll get what you get," he concluded.

As readers know, Brooks admitted to having lip-synced his song "Ask Me How I Know," explaining that he had been sick and his voice was tired after performing 12 shows in ten days.

"My voice just isn't going anywhere, and we wanted to represent country music the best we can," he said at the time—but not everyone bought his excuse. Fans and fellow singers shamed the country legend for his poor choice and bashed him for accepting his Entertainer award after faking his performance.

After shading Brooks in his interview, Church also spoke of a "terrifying health scare and lifesaving surgery" he had after his 40th birthday, after doctors found a blood clot in his chest.

"I walk in the room, the surgical team is there and the doctor's in scrubs. He says, 'We're gonna go now.' That was really when it hit me. To them, I was going to die," he said, explaining that doctors had to remove his top rib because of the clot. Thankfully, he survived, and is living his best life at 41!

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