US rapper George Watsky (never heard of him until today) ended up in hospital after jumping from light rigging during a concert. The rapper also hurt two fans.
Via The Daily Mail
This is the moment a stage dive went disastrously wrong when a rapper leapt 35ft from a gantry into the crowd – putting himself and two fans in hospital.
American rap artist George Watsky, 27, scaled the lighting rig during his last song before asking spectators: ‘Have you got my back?’.
He then jumped off the rigging and fell the equivalent of three storeys into the crowd.
However, his terrified fans scattered and Watsky landed on a man and a woman, who collapsed on the concrete floor. Continue Reading….
Watsky wrote on his Facebook page:
‘I have no excuse for my actions, and the only way I can explain my mindset is that it was a huge overreach in the heat of the moment. No, I was not drunk or on drugs.
‘I used to be a kid who was afraid to do anything physically dangerous – I was scared of the ball in little league, didn’t want to jump into lakes and would never have had the nerve to crowdsurf.
‘But in the last year of touring, I’ve done increasingly risky things, maybe pushing myself by some dumb sense I am conquering my early timidity.
‘I pride myself on trying to put on a good show and always giving 100 per cent energy, but jumping off some high s*** doesn’t make someone a good musician or performer.’
‘I feel f****** terrible. I made a boneheaded decision that got people hurt, and it’s extremely lucky it wasn’t worse.
‘Putting your own body on the line is one thing, but putting other people in harm’s way is inexcusable.
‘I let down my supporters, I let down the Warped Tour and I let down my band and the people who work their asses off behind the scenes to make these shows happen.
‘My £1 priority right now is to somehow make this right for the folks who were hurt.’
What an IDIOT. What was this jackass thinking?