Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Morrissey Attacked on Stage During Concert Performance

Morrissey Rocker Morrissey Attacked Onstage During San Diego Concert Kevin Winter Getty Images 11 Nov 2018
Adrian Cunningham | 13 November, 2018, 23:12

The Suedehead star was performing his song Everyday is Like Sunday during an encore at the San Diego Symphony Hall when a small group of concertgoers rushed the stage. One person was able to get by and delivers a blow to Morrissey while he's trying to continue the performance.

When it became apparent the concert was over, people started to leave, and it's reported that Morrissey didn't do his usual meet and greet session after the event.

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Representatives for Morrissey did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment. Footage of the incident (below) shows that one man appeared to strike Morrissey before the singer exited the stage and the assailant was dragged away by security. Although the singer did not return to complete the show his manager has released a statement playing down the incident. Other fans waited in the audience to see if Morrissey would perform an encore, but he didn't come back out.

"Nobody tried to punch M last night", and added that his fans are never "malicious". His rep, Peter Katsis, said that fans have rushed the stage a lot over the years, usually in an attempt to kiss or hug him. That's all it was. British singer Morrissey, 59, is reportedly on a tour that's made several stops in California and is next scheduled to hit Mexico City later this month.