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Macaulay Culkin Joins Friend on Stage for Kokomo Cover

April 13, 2013

HOME ALONE star Macaulay Culkin made a surprise appearance at a gig in Bristol.

The actor joined Adam Green on stage at the Thekla on Wednesday night, lending his vocals in place of singer Binki Shapiro, who was ill.

Wearing sunglasses and with long blonde hair tied back, the former Hollywood child actor sang a cover of Kokomo by the Beach Boys.

Kinza Drewett, a help desk consultant who attended the gig said the crowd were shocked to see the star.

The 31-year-old said: "When he [Adam Green] said he had a special guest joining him on stage, we had no idea. He said we will recognise him from Home Alone, but still nobody believed it.

"When he actually got on the stage it was really surreal at first, then people started realising it was him."

She added that he sang well, doing justice to an old favourite.

A spokeswoman at the Thekla said the venue was at roughly half its capacity of 400 when Mr Culkin came on stage.

She said: "He just turned up as a surprise guest. We didn't even know about it."

The 32-year-old has previously performed with Adam Green.

Mr. Culkin shot to fame in 1989, at the age of nine, when he starred alongside John Candy in Uncle Buck. In 1990, he became a household name after appearing as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone.

More blockbuster movies followed, with Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, My Girl and Richie Rich.

But he retired from acting at the age of 14, appearing only in small parts and as a voice actor thereafter.

Source: Copyright Bristol Evening Post (England) 2013

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