KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose will stop his three decades’ action of tossing the microphone at the crowd after the device hit a concertgoer recently.
Taking to his Twitter, Rose made the decision after a fan was hurt during the band’s recent performance in Australia, Billboard reported.
Rose was alerted of the matter following an article published by the Adelaide Advertiser. Concertgoer Rebecca Howe claimed she was left with two black eyes and a bruised nose after being hit in the face with Rose’s mic in Adelaide on November 29.
“If true, obviously we don’t want anyone getting hurt or to somehow in any way hurt anyone at any of our shows anywhere,” Rose’s statement read.
“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.”
Following the report, the group would refrain from tossing the mic or anything to the fans during their performances.
The Guardian reported that the incident took place during the band’s final song, Paradise City.
Photos of Howe published in local media appear to show her with bruising under her eyes and cuts on the bridge of her nose.