For the last several weeks 70-year-old radio legend Art Bell has been shot at, twice, by some crazy person who’s bound and determined to force Bell to stop doing his show. The last incident was just a few days ago; Bell was on his way to his studio when shots rang out. Bell was forced to lie in the dirt on his belly until the police showed up.
For several nights over the last few weeks, his frightened family members have been forced to sleep on the floor instead of in their beds as a means to ensure their safety, which is nothing short of horrible. Bell issued the following statement over on his website, ArtBell.com:
“I am sorry to have to announce this but I will not be on Tonight or any other night, yes I am going to hang it up. Whoever this crazy person is, they are not stopping and it has come to the point that we as a Family do not feel it is worth the risk. While I think the person or persons are after me, my Wife and now my Daughter are really scared, the other night after the latest incident my Daughter was off in the corner of her bed scared to death as the Police cars came screaming up. I will not put my Family through this. As you all know I dearly love what I do but not at the expense of never ending Terrorism. I want to thank those of you who have shown so much support and it has been my joy, short as it has been to have cracked that Mic open for a last time. This was a Family decision. The girls stuck with me and still would but if one of them were harmed because of what I love doing my life would be over.”
This is news that is as awful as it is sad. To think we live in a world in which a 70-year-old man who is just simply doing what he loves and now has been prevented from doing so by some crazy asshole is sickening. We do not blame Art at all; family and safety must comes first. We wish Bell well and hope that maybe… just maybe… this can be resolved and we will once again… take the ride….
As for the crazy asshole… Do your little victory dance… just know that karma is a bitch. A scathing, merciless, fire and brimstone bitch, and when she catches up with you… well… it will be a wonderful day.