Luann de Lesseps seems to be back to her old ways!
Page Six recently reported that the Real Housewives of New York OG drunkenly took over the mic at a gay piano bar. Lu ultimately got booted from the bar after she attempted to belt out some tunes and told annoyed patrons to “f–k you.”
A source said, “She monopolized the piano, but that isn’t how it works; you sing [one song] and move on.”
“Luann thought she was doing her act. She tried to sing [her own song] ‘Money Can’t Buy You, Class,’ but they didn’t know it, they know standards,” the source continued.
“The piano player was like, ‘I don’t know the song,’ and she responded, ‘It’s a hit!’” the source explained, adding that Lu kept “belting out jumbled versions of songs,” which annoyed “the crowd [who] began booing her.”
Things got ugly when Lu started “yelling at the gays, ‘You don’t know me! I’m a cabaret star!’” added another source.
She then “yelled at the other patrons on the microphone” and was ultimately “thrown out for getting aggressive with the bar’s customers.”
However, Luann now denies claims she was tossed out of the piano bar. On the other hand, she does admit that she had been drinking when she showed up at Townhouse at 10:30 PM with Jim Kierstead.
“I was at rehearsals all day yesterday [for her upcoming cabaret show at Feinstein’s/54 Below], then went to dinner with Broadway producers. We were in a celebratory mood and drinking champagne,” Luann told Page Six, adding that after rehearsal wrapped, she and Jim headed to Townhouse where “there were a bunch of people singing and it was a fun, boisterous crowd.”
“I got up and sang a few Broadway songs they were playing,” she said. “I realize I was a little bit tipsy, but we were having fun, and it was getting late. I’d been rehearsing, and I was in the mood to sing a few songs. Then Jim said to me, ‘Lu, I have an early rehearsal,” and then we left around midnight, 11:30 PM.”
Jim told the NYC gossip outlet, “After a birthday party for a NY theatre personality, Luann and I went to the Townhouse for a nightcap. She was met by legions of her fans and was convinced to sing for them. I was finally able to bring her home as I had an early morning Thursday for the workshop of a new musical. Of course, she was the belle of the ball as usual.”
A friend of the reality TV star says when it comes to her sobriety Lu’s “trying to stay healthy and takes things day by day.”