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Woman Claims She Suffered Two Black Eyes After Being Struck By Mic Axl Rose Tossed Into The Audience At Adelaide Guns N’ Roses Show, Axl Responds (Updated)


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Update: December 02nd, 2022 06:15 PM:

Guns N’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose has since responded to the woman who claimed to have been injured by a microphone which he tossed into the audience at the end of the band’s concert this past Tuesday (November 29th) in Adelaide, Australia. Speaking via Twitter, Rose issued the below statement:

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“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.

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.”

Original Story: December 01st, 2022 10:21 PM

An errant microphone toss by Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose following the conclusion of the legendary hard rock band’s concert this past Tuesday night (November 29th) at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia appears to have left one fan injured.

Footage of the toss itself shows that is not malicious intent, with Rose throwing the mic upward into the crowd. However, it would appear that a woman identified as Rebecca Howe seemingly wasn’t so lucky when the mic came down. By her account, it landed right upon the bridge of her nose, leaving her with two black eyes.

Australian public broadcaster ABC News have shared footage and images of the mic toss and the damage the aforementioned woman allegedly sustained as a result. You can also watch the toss below. Per ABC‘s report, it was said that the woman wasn’t even able to recover the microphone for her troubles, with another concertgoer apparently making off with it.

ABC have stated that they reached out to both the venue’s owners and the Guns N’ Roses camp for comment, but have yet to receive a response as of press time.

Ironically, Rose also injured a fan in a similar fashion amid the band’s 2013 live show in Perth, Australia, allegedly causing damage to of the man’s front teeth with a mic tossed into the audience.

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