Axl Rose vows to stop throwing mics at crowds after reported injury

Axl Rose has promised to stop throwing her microphone at the audience after a fan was injured during a recent show in Australia.

He’s the frontman for Guns N’ Roses, which celebrated their 60th birthday this year, often ending their shows by giving front-rowers a chance to pick up his mic.

However, during a performance at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday, hitter Rebecca Howe was hit in the face by the object, according to Australian media reports.

Axl Rose addressed the incident on Twitter, writing: “If true then obviously we don’t want anyone to get hurt… at any concert anywhere (sic).

“Having thrown the mic at the end of an r show for over 30 years, we’ve always felt it’s a known part of the r end performance that fans want and know for a chance to pick up the mic.

“Regardless of the interest of public safety from now on, we won’t throw mics or anything at fans during or at concerts.”

Rose said some have sought to “frame their reporting” of the incident in a way that is “negative and irresponsible” that he says cannot be further from the truth.

He concluded: “BIG THANK YOU to everyone for their understanding.”


Guitarist Guns N’ Roses Slash (Anthony Devlin/PA)

The Adelaide incident is said to have taken place during the band’s final song, Paradise City.

Photos of Mrs Howe posted on local media show her with bruises under her eyes and cuts on the bridge of her nose.

Guns N’ Roses will headline next year’s British Summer festival at Hyde Park for the first time.

US rockers – including singer Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan – will top the charts on Friday, June 30.

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