Axl Rose responds after fan 'hit in nose' by microphone at Guns N Roses concert

Jake Massey

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Axl Rose responds after fan 'hit in nose' by microphone at Guns N Roses concert

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Axl Rose has responded after a fan claimed they were hit in the face by a microphone he threw from the stage.

The Guns N' Roses singer was performing in Adelaide, Australia, last Tuesday (29 November), and the frontman chucked his mic into the crowd following the band's last song, 'Paradise City'.

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However, while Rose has done this same stunt countless times over the years, this time it didn't go according to plan.

Instead of a fan catching the keepsake and losing their s**t, Rebecca Howe caught it square on the mush and lost some blood.

Speaking about the incident, she told local newspaper The Advertiser that she thought her face had 'caved in'.

"My mind went, 'Oh my God, my face is caved in,'" she recalled.

"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."

Rebecca Howe was left with nasty injuries after the microphone hit her directly in the face. Credit: Facebook
Rebecca Howe was left with nasty injuries after the microphone hit her directly in the face. Credit: Facebook

And now, since getting wind of the incident, Rose has vowed to stop launching mics from the stage.

In a statement shared on social media, the 60-year-old said: "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.

"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.

There'll be no more mic throws from Axl Rose. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo
There'll be no more mic throws from Axl Rose. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo

"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."

Topics: Music, News, Australia

Jake Massey
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