Cher apologizes for dropping expletives at her Raleigh concert: ‘I’m inconsolable’

Cher brings her ‘Here We Go Again Tour’ to Raleigh

Check out photos from Cher's "Here We Go Again Tour" show at Raleigh, N.C.'s PNC Arena Sunday night, Jan. 27, 2019. (No Audio)
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Check out photos from Cher's "Here We Go Again Tour" show at Raleigh, N.C.'s PNC Arena Sunday night, Jan. 27, 2019. (No Audio)

Apparently, Cher had second thoughts about some of the language she dropped onstage in Raleigh Sunday night.

Two songs into her performance at PNC Arena, the music stopped long enough for the star to deliver a long and rambling monologue about the travails of being an older actress in Hollywood.

The spiel had some blue language, including a variant of the F-bomb, a word that also turned up later in the show in a pre-recorded video montage with scenes from her movies.

There didn’t seem to be any reaction to speak of from the PNC Arena crowd. But shortly after the show wrapped up, a contrite Cher sent out an apology via Twitter:

Just walked OfF Stage,Raleigh Crowd was amazing, but I Screwed Up SO BAD. Broke my (heart). I Say Version Of Rough. Word,,Without actually Saying Whole word.,But 2nite I Did it by accident.KIDS were there. Im inconsolable.I’d TIP TOE 2 edge With Adults,but NEVER With Kids. No take 2

Judging from some of the responses to her tweet, however, no one at the show seemed too worked up over it. A sampling:


It was an amazing time. The whole show was great! And the word she used was MF. It was actually funny and she apologized twice during the show.

SNAP OUT OF IT! You’re loved! Mistakes make you real!! Cmon love!

@cher was so AMAZING in Raleigh tonight! I know the kids who were there were as transfixed as everyone else by her show. I am sure there are very few adults who have not slipped on language once or twice.

Review of Cher’s Raleigh concert at PNC Arena, Jan. 27, 2019

Meanwhile, here is our review of the concert.

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David Menconi has covered music and the arts for The News & Observer since 1991. He can be reached at 919-829-4759 or dmenconi@newsobserver.com.