A concert-goer at a recent GUNS N’ ROSES show claims to have been injured by a microphone tossed into the crowd by singer Axl Rose
GUNS N’ ROSES fan Rebeca Howe relayed the incident to the Adelaide Advertiser, claiming she was struck in the face by Axl’s mic toward the end of the band’s set at their concert in Adelaide Oval in Australia.
“I was in Diamond Standing, so it wasn’t even right at the front, and it was the very last song, Take Me Down To Paradise City,” she said. “He took a bow and then he launched the microphone out to the crowd … and then bang, right on the bridge of my nose.”
Footage of the event appears to show Howe collapse to the floor after said mic-toss while another fan retrieves it victoriously. You can check out fan-filmed footage of the incident below.
“My mind went, ‘Oh my God, my face is caved in,” says Howe. “What if it was a couple of inches to the right or left? I could have lost an eye… what if it hit me in the mouth and I broke my teeth? If my head was turned and it hit me in the temple, it could have killed me.”
Howe was attended to by an off-duty police officer after her injury.
GUNS N’ ROSES still have three shows to perform on their current tour down under, with a show at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 3 followed by two shows in New Zealand.
Yesterday GUNS N’ ROSES announced that they will headline a massive concert at London’s Hyde Park on Friday June 30 with additional acts still to be announced.