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Boy Bander's People Can't Get Story Straight

8/7/2008 6:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rich Cronin of LFO bailed on a headlining gig this weekend claiming he was sick -- but it may be a load of crap!

We're told Cronin threw a fit after we reported how much scratch he was making for the show -- and that may be why he canceled. An official statement from Cronin -- who's a cancer survivor -- claims "Rich's health issues prevent him from being able to participate ... there is no situation which could be presented which would even remotely mitigate the physical risk posed by his participation."

But then we were told something completely different ...

We called Rich's people to check his schedule for the month, we were told he was "booked all of August shooting videos" and wouldn't be available until September. Shortly after, Cronin's people called back to say he wouldn't be available till October, "due to medical issues." All three statements were issued by the same person.

Instead of canceling the fest after Cronin's bow out -- Jeff Timmons of 98° and the organizers decided to make it a free concert to save the show.

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jhamilton@bswllc.com    

FIRST

2266 days ago
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In Your Wet Dreams    

Second

2266 days ago
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guess who    




THIRD AND LOOK AT THOSE PUPILS.

WHAT IS HE ON?????????????













2266 days ago
4.

Ned    

LAST

2266 days ago
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mich    

what's he on? how about meds for his caner???

2266 days ago
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aqualung    

nice zit.

2266 days ago
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Jenn Haskel    

He is such an &*^%%$# I was planning on seeing him Saturday. What illness can he have that he cancelled a week before? Someone who had cancer shouldn't fake being ill.

2266 days ago
8.

he he    

Rich really is not well enough to perform. And you guys are pathetic to even write anything mean about him. Isn't there better things to talk about than Rich not doing a show. Please.
But good publicity for Jeff Timmon's free show ..
Don't you think it would be a better post about Jeff Timmon's doing the show and how there may be the start of reality show during the performance with Dolce Vita? :) he he

2266 days ago
9.

steve    

He seems to be making a habit of pissing people off. I paid for his new album off of his website, and after 2 months and no arriva, i emailed a woman who apparently is in charge of dispatches and that sort of thing, several times with no reply. I emailed the company on the paypal receipt with no reply. Messaged Rich on myspace several times and finally got a reply, which promised a refund......Refund still not received......poor showing from Rich.

2263 days ago
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lauren    

jesus.. i bet you guys feel bad now that hes DEAD. *******s.

1503 days ago
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KEKE    

I GUESS U ALL FEEL LIKE IDIOTS...KNOWIN' DAT IT WAS REALLY TRUE HE WAS SERIOULY ILL & NOW HE IS DEAD!!! R.I.P. RICH!!!

1501 days ago
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A    

I'm a little upset at the comments here. Rich died not too long after this. He did not fake anything. He was sick. It's really upsetting.

405 days ago

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