Y'all seriously. John Mellencamp looks like he left a bar fight and immediately took a cab to 30 rock. #msnbc
— Lauren Brown Jarvis (@prettysocialtv) June 14, 2013
On Friday, “Morning Joe” viewers noticed singer John Mellencamp looking like he “leaned forward” into someone’s fist.
john mellencamp's black eye on morning joe is so bad ass pic.twitter.com/vjM5as7vRZ
— Dorsey Shaw (@dorseyshaw) June 14, 2013
Where’d the shiner come from? Twitter users say the “Morning Joe” crew didn’t bother asking.
John Mellencamp was sporting a black eye on @Morning_Joe this AM, yet was never asked about it. First time I've seen a TV guest w/ black eye
— Shaun Clair (@ShaunClair45) June 14, 2013
No fair. I wanted #Morning Joe ask John Mellencamp how he got that shiner.
— LC (@Retracasil) June 14, 2013
Leave it to Twitter to ask (and answer) the questions MSNBC won’t:
— Davin Coburn (@davincoburn) June 14, 2013
Mellencamp explained the black eye on “Late Show with David Letterman” earlier this month.
The singer explained, “My son and I had words and he got a punch in and I didn’t. (He’s) 18. He’s 6’2 and weighs almost 200 pounds…
“My son punches me and my dad calls me and says, ‘John, you need to change your attitude.’”
Mellencamp, who is dating actress Meg Ryan, did not elaborate on what prompted the altercation.