Corey Feldman Claims Sobriety After Today Show Appearance

Goonies star Corey Feldman was seeking redemption when he recently sang live on the Today show for the second time, nearly one month after he was met with considerable backlash for his first performance. Feldman received criticism for the first performance and some bullying.

Although Feldman was attempting a second chance, his latest showing was clouded with controversy after the former child actor dropped an American flag on the ground while belting out his single, “Take a Stand.”

After Feldman, 45, said, “We love you America” following his four-minute set, anchor Tamron Hall picked up the flag off the ground to hand back to him. Viewers quickly took to social media with many expressing their outrage and dismay over the incident.

Feldman later issued a statement exclusively to People magazine with an apology.

“We were excited and grateful to be asked to return to the Today show, but there wasn’t much time to prepare. We scrambled to find an American flag to use as a patriotic symbol at the last minute and with no rehearsal,” he stated. “Once I was on stage, my brain reverted to my choreography, which was to throw my hands up in the air with a peace sign. As a dancer, my instinct is to drop anything in my hands.” Feldman concluded: “In that live moment, it came off as wrong and for that I’m deeply sorry. It was the exact opposite of my intention.”

His new song, “Take A Stand,” was intended to be a musical homage to his country, as he explained to Hall, “I’m not letting the bullies get to us… This song is for America.”

Feldman has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, but claims to be sober.

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