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Aslan's Christy Dignam completely shut down an audience member who mocked his false teeth

Christy wasn’t having a bar of that.

AT A RECENT gig in Dublin’s Purty Kitchen, Aslan singer Christy Dignam was getting set to perform his 1988 tune ‘This Is’ with guitarist Joe Jewell, when a heckler in the audience began to make some loud remarks about the singer’s teeth. 

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Dignam was introducing ‘This Is’ with an anecdote about O’Connell street, when the heckler began shouting “Where did you get your teeth?” Christy, understandably, lost the head and replied “F**k off. Jesus Christ.” At first he was going to ignore the audience member, but he continued:

If you can get those teeth out, I tell ya, they’d bite the arse off ya. Anyway, what can ya do? I bought them. Why? Is it f**king bothering you? Is it? I f**king have cancer. I’ve gone through three chemotherapies. F**k off. Little shite. 

The audience applauded Christy’s response, but the singer went on.

Why do you lower yourself to that f**king infantile f**king stuff? Why do you do that, man? It just makes you look so small. 

The 58-year-old thanked the rest of the audience, and continued with his performance. 

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