The former Metallica guitarist reveals himself to be a 'birther'
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has claimed that US President Barack Obama was not born in America.
The heavy metal frontman and former Metallica guitar player made the comments during an interview with Canadian chat show host George Stroumboulopoulos, reports The Guardian. Mustaine said: "I have a lot of questions about [Obama], but certainly not where he was born. I know he was born somewhere else than America." He added:
"How come [Obama] was invisible until he became, uh, whatever he was in Illinois? They don't have any record of him".
Mustaine, who recently aligned himself with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, outed himself as a 'birther' during the interview, one of the right wing Americans who deny that Obama was born in the US, even though his birth certificate was released last year and stated that he was born in Hawaii.
Last year Mustaine also claimed that he prolonged the life of a cancer-stricken fan by touching him and praying. The guitarist told Spin that one of his most treasured possessions was a certificate given to him by the fan, that had been signed by the governor of Kentucky.
Mustaine went on to vouch for the legitimacy of the certificate, adding: "It's signed by the governor and says I'm an honorary Kentucky Colonel. As far as I know, it's the real deal."
OP: Roughly translated as: "wahhh wahhh wahhh, Metallica are so much better than me, I better say something stupid to get in the paper cos my LP's are nowhere near as good as my ex-mates".