David Cook Asks Fans to Back Off
Living the rock star life has its perks, but former American Idol winner David Cook is having trouble giving up his privacy while on the road.
Cook took to his My Space Celebrity blog to address fan behavior that he says has gone beyond the usual rules of celebrity access.
"The efforts by some fans to find our hotel rooms, call our hotel rooms, attach things to our bus, etc., is something I have to condemn," Cook wrote. "This relationship only works when it remains healthy for both parties, and should this behavior continue, the only thing we can do is take more preventative measures to maintain our privacy, which in turn makes us less accessible to you."
Cook said he and his band love spending time with fans, but that they "do enjoy what little privacy we can muster." But, Cook doesn't want to leave a bad taste in the mouth of the fans who voted him to stardom on Idol.
"I hope this doesn't come off as harsh," he writes. "I merely want to nip this in the bud so we can continue to have a great experience with all of you at the shows we have coming up."
Do you think Cook is overreacting or should fans give him some space?
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