Singer Huff lashes back after being fired while he’s in hospital – but band say they won’t dignify his comments

Quiet Riot with Mark Huff

Angry: Huff, right, with Quiet Riot

Sacked Quiet Riot singer Mark Huff has lashed out at his former bandmates from his hospital bed, saying the first he knew of his dismissal was when he read a public announcement.

The frontman says he’s disgusted at the band’s actions in replacing him with former Montrose singer Keith St John. But drummer Frankie Banali says it wouldn’t be in Huff’s interests to publicise the reason for his sacking.

Soon after Quiet Riot announced their move Huff took to his Facebook page and said: “As I sit in hospital and wait for my brain surgery, I have been let go. And nobody’s had balls to tell it to my face. I have to read the news in a post that’s not even directed to me. WTF?

“Let me tell all my friends: don’t count my out. Watch what happens. It’s obvious what I ever meant to this situation. I deserve better treatment. Don’t worry about me, worry about your own bad selves. I am gonna take the high road – I have so much shit I could speak. Stay tuned.”

Banali later replied: “Mr Huff’s medical condition had nothing to do with the decision that was made, although it is unfortunate that it comes at such a time.

“His wife assured me Mark would be home this week, and as legal protocol dictated, a certified letter was sent informing Mark of the decision that was made, and why it was made.

“The content of that letter is a private matter unless Mr Huff decides to make the reason for his dismissal public, which I believe would be counterproductive for him.”

Huff was hired in 2010 as replacement for Kevin DuBrow, whose death in 2007 put the band on their fourth hiatus since forming in 1973.

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