An Australian fan told local news outlets that a microphone hit her in the nose at a Guns N’ Roses concert, seriously injuring her.
After reports of a woman being injured by a thrown mic at a Guns N’ Roses concert in Australia, Axl Rose says he will end the tradition.
Frontman of Guns N’ Roses said on Twitter Friday night when he closed shows by throwing the mic to fans “for over 30 years.”
“It has come to my knowledge that a fan may have been injured. [our] show in Adelaide Australia possibly hit the microphone at the end of the show when I traditionally toss the mic to the fans,” Rose wrote. “If this is true then obviously we don’t want anyone to get hurt or hurt. Someone was hurt in some way. [our] Shows anywhere.”
Local news reported that a woman named Rebecca Howe was hit on the nose by a flying mic. The photos showed heavy injuries on his face.
“He took the bow and then he launched the microphone into the crowd … and then hit the bridge of my nose,” Howe said. told the Adelaide AdvertiserHe added that he believed the effect would have been worse if he had been hit in the eye, mouth or temple instead. An off-duty police officer helped her out of the crowd, she said.
“Throwing the mic at the end of [our] For more than 30 years of the show we always felt it was a familiar part of its ending. [our] performance that the fans wanted and knew they had the opportunity to grab the mic,” Rose wrote. “In the interest of public safety we will from now on refrain from throwing mics or anything to fans during or at this time. . [our] Performance.”
Rose criticized some of the reporting of the incident as “more negative than anywhere light” and said he hoped fans would understand.