Monday, 20 May 2013

Bottle Hits Singer

Bottle Hits Singer: Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert Injured By Bottle  on Stage At Concert. Officials claims the leader of the reggae band Toots and the Maytals was injured when a 19-year-old man threw a bottle and hit the singer during a concert in Richmond.

Police said Sunday the man has been charged with aggravated assault. Authorities have not identified him. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that, Frederick "Toots" Hibbert was treated at a hospital for a cut to his head and released.

Hibbert was treated for a laceration on his forehead which he sustained during the incident. Police say the incident occurred around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, and the concert was stopped 15 minutes early. Hibberts son, a bass player in the band, told reporters that his father had to get 8 to 10 stitches on his head after he was struck by the flying vodka bottle. He has been released from the hospital.

Hibbert was hit by a glass bottle thrown from the crowd Saturday night as the band was performing at the Dominion Riverrock outdoor sports and music festival. The band stopped playing after he was hit.

Festival organizers say Hibbert was in good spirits despite the traumatic event and regretted that the concert had to be stopped early.

Source:  TIME

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