In Adelaide, Australia woman suffered bruises under her eyes and on her nose after a microphone thrown by Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose hit her in the face. Rebecca Howe suffered two purple bruises and a scratch on her nose after the incident in Adelaide on Tuesday night, the Adelaide Advertiser reports.
Rose threw a microphone into the crowd after the band's last song, "Take Me Down To Paradise City", but it hit Howe, bleeding her nose.
The woman, who suffered bruises on her face, told ABC:
"I was just putting out a warning for people: if Axl sings 'Paradise City', get ready to duck for cover." She added: "My intentions were not to gain anything." "He bowed and then he threw the microphone into the crowd...
and it hit me right in the nose," she explained. As another fan grabbed the microphone, Rebecca was left hyperventilating and in a state of shock. "I was in shock and hyperventilating," she claimed. "My mind went, ''Oh, my God, my face is caved in.
What if [the microphone] was a couple of inches to the right or left?," she said. "I could have lost an eye...if my head was turned and it hit me in the temple, it could have killed me." Although an off-duty police officer helped her away from the crowd, Howe says the incident could have been deadly.
"What if [the microphone] was a couple of inches to the right or left?," she said. "I could have lost an eye...if my head was turned and it hit me in the temple, it could have killed me."
Axl Rose posted a lengthy message to social media.
"It's come to my attention that a fan may have been hurt at r show in Adelaide Australia possibly being hit by the microphone at the end of the show when I traditionally toss the mic to the fans," he wrote.
"If true obviously we don't want anyone getting hurt or to somehow in anyway hurt anyone at any of r shows anywhere. "Having tossed the mic at the end of r show for over 30 years we always felt it was a known part of the very end of r performance that fans wanted and were aware of to have an opportunity to catch the mic.
Regardless in the interest of public safety from now on we'll refrain from tossing the mic or anything to the fans during or at r performances. "Unfortunately there r those that for their own reasons chose to frame their reporting regarding this subject in a more negative n' irresponsible out of nowhere light which couldn't b farther from reality. We hope the public and of course r fans get that sometimes happens. "A BIG THANKS to everyone for understanding."