Former celebrities denying stories they feature in is nothing new, but having to issue a statement rejecting claims of a peanut allergy might be a first.
Canadian police had basked in the glory of saving Dave Lee Roth's life:
Roth was suffering an allergic reaction to nuts.
The officers called an ambulance and kept the musician safe until help could arrive.
Now, though, Roth is denying that this ever happened, or at least ever happened to him:
Van Halen’s on-again, off-again lead singer added: “The only thing I’m allergic to is criticism.”
... and, we're given to understand, carries a special pen to help him when he comes into contact with that. It's now being assumed that the man police met was an imposter; it's not clear if he was a peanut-allergic Roth lookalike, or simultaneously embarked on two lies at the same time.