Gun N’ Roses front man Axl Rose vows to STOP doing something he’s done on stage for 30 years after woman’s gruesome injury at the band’s Adelaide show
- Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose will no longer throw his microphone after shows
- It comes after Adelaide fan Rebecca Howe was struck on the bridge of her nose
- Axl said he will now stop the 30-year tradition ‘in the interest of public safety’
Guns N’ Roses front man Axl Rose will no longer throw his microphone to fans at the end of shows after one woman was left bloodied and bruised from the stunt.
Adelaide fan Rebecca Howe was struck by the microphone at the top of her nose bridge after the band’s final song, Take Me Down To Paradise City, played.
Frightening footage shows the moment the veteran rock star, 60, threw the microphone to the crowd before triumphantly throwing his arms up in the air.
A second video does not show Ms Howe being hit but fans can be seen continuing to hurry for the microphone despite her injury.
Guns N’ Roses front man Axl Rose will no longer throw his microphone to fans at the end of shows after Adelaide fan Rebecca Howe (above) was injured
Rose addressed the situation on Saturday, saying he will no longer throw the mic ‘in the interest of public safety’.
‘It’s come to my attention that a fan may have been hurt at our 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 our show anywhere.
‘Having tossed the mic at the end of our show for over 30 years we always felt it was a known part of the very end of our 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 fans during or at our performances.
Ms Howe was struck directly in the face with the microphone, leading Axl (above) to stop the long-running tradition
Rose said in his statement (above) that he has been throwing the microphone after shows for 30 years
‘Unfortunately there are 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 be farther from reality. We hope the public and of course fans get that sometimes happens.
‘A BIG THANKS to everyone for understanding.’
Ms Howe said she was shocked by fellow fans’ behaviour following her injury.
‘There was this huge kerfuffle as this man tried to get the microphone … he held it up like a victory, ‘I got it, I got it’, while I was trying to keep my composure,’ she told the Adelaide Advertiser.
‘An off-duty police officer pulled me to the side because I was in shock and hyperventilating, my mind went, ‘oh my God, my face is caved in’.
‘I had blood dripping down the front of me.’
Photos of Ms Howe since her injury show she was severe bruising under her eyes and two nasty cuts across the bridge of her nose.
To Ms Howe’s shock, fans continued to scrabble to grab the microphone (above) after she was injured