Mellencamp's Son Asks Facebook Fans For Help
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Rocker JOHN MELLENCAMP's son SPECK has called on the world's Facebook fans to help him convince his dad to stop smoking.
The youngster has begged his famous father to kick his nicotine habit and Mellencamp has agreed to quit if his son can convince a million people to join his online crusade.
In a post on his Facebook page, Speck writes, "I made a deal with my dad that if I get a 1,000,000 to join this group he will quit smoking."
Ironically, 14-year-old Speck was born a year after Mellencamp suffered a heart attack in 1994. The Jack & Diane rocker blamed his minor myocardial infarction on his four-pack-a-day cigarette habit and poor diet.
Weeks after the heart attack, he told Rolling Stone magazine, "It's my fault. I'm a smoking machine. Hell, sometimes I wake up 10, 15 times a night to smoke a cigarette. The moral of my story is that 80 cigarettes a day and a cholesterol level of 300 is like a loaded gun."
But the warning didn't prompt Mellencamp to quit smoking.