Patrick, a songwriter and recording artist for Warner Music Canada, was headlining a festival in Ontario on Saturday when a voice in the crowd yelled, 'Show me your (breasts)!"
Patrick asked the venue to turn on the house lights and had the audience point out the heckler.
"I did not (expletive) work my whole entire life, and be broke and sad to have some (expletive) drunk in the audience tell me to show him (my) t***," Patrick told him. "This isn’t a (expletive) strip club. Get the (expletive) out."
As the crowd cheered, Patrick segued into her next song.
"Honestly, this guy's timing is great," she said with a laugh.
"… You got all kinds of guys on country radio talking about sexy time with their lady. Because you know what? Sex is a very natural and enjoyable thing. And somewhere along the line, women got told it wasn't OK to sing about it, especially in country music. Well, I say (expletive) you to that, and I'm the queen of saying things I shouldn't say."
On Sunday, Patrick elaborated on the incident in an Instagram post.
"Despite the incredible roar of the crowd's support, the situation still broke my heart a little," she wrote. "This is not a hobby. This is my livelihood, my heart and soul. I give everything I have into the songs I write and my performances. To have something that means so much to me be degraded to that? (Expletive) that. And (expletive) the guy who said that."
"… On a positive note: words can’t describe my appreciation for the incredible audience that did stay for the long haul and partied with me after a very long, very hot day. Thank you, You guys rock."
As it was in the venue, the singer's response has been widely applauded on social media. Mitchell Tenpenny, Terri Clark and Kalie Shorr are among the fellow artists who have expressed their support
Of the audience member, Tenpenny wrote, "He's lucky I wasn't there."
Patrick is a native of Ontario, and is the Canadian County Music Awards' two-time reigning Female Vocalist of the Year. In June, she released a new single, "Wild As Me," and recently signed a deal with U.S. label Riser House Records.
This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Country singer Meghan Patrick calls out fan who harassed her