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Ted Nugent is in the clear.
The Secret Service has closed its investigation of the hothouse musician after he spewed a hail of alarming remarks aimed at Barack Obama that raised security concerns for the president and about Nugent, according to reports.
The rocker met with agents Thursday in Oklahoma, following comments he made at a National Rifle Association convention last weekend in which he enlisted attendees to rally against Obama's camp and "chop their heads off" and ranted that he will "either be dead or in jail" if the president is reelected.
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"The issue has been resolved," a Secret Service spokesman said in a statement. "The Secret Service does not anticipate any further action."
Nugent, who described himself as a "black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally" in the wake of the backlash, wrote on his website yesterday: "I met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents in OK today. Good, solid, professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone."
He also added that "the meeting could not have gone better. I thanked them for their service, we shook hands and went about our business. Godbless the good federal agents wherever they may be."
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The 63-year-old "Cat Scratch Fever" singer also maintained that he meant no malice or violence when he unleashed the controversial remarks, and that they were intended to be metaphorical.
"By no stretch of the imagination did I threaten anyone's life, or hint at violence or mayhem," he wrote. "Metaphors needn't be explained to educated people."
Nugent has endorsed Mitt Romney for president, but infuriated Democrats have now called on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to distance himself from the firebrand rocker.