Axl Rose Holding your microphone for now.
gun and roses The frontman wrote a lengthy statement on Twitter following a report that a fan was injured at a concert in Australia after Axl tossed a mic into the crowd – an age-old tradition signaling the end of a GNR show.
“It has come to my attention that a fan may have been injured at the show Adelaide Australia Possibly getting hit by the microphone at the end of the show when I traditionally toss the mic to the fans,” he wrote.
After the band’s final song, “Paradise City”, Rose threw the microphone into a sea of people at the Adelaide Oval last week, and allegedly hit Rebecca Howe in the face. Howe said she suffered two black eyes.
Axel wrote, “If this is true then obviously we do not want anyone to be hurt or hurt in any way at any R show anywhere.”
“After more than 30 years of tossing the mic at the end of The R Show we always felt it was a known part of the end of The R Show that fans wanted and knew to have the opportunity to hold the mic.”
He added, “However from now on in the interest of public safety we will refrain from tossing mics or anything during R performances or to the fans.”
“Unfortunately there are those who, for their own reasons, chose to frame their reporting about this subject in a more negative and irresponsible manner, which could not be farther from reality. We hope that the public and Sure R fans get it sometimes.” Happens.
“Many thanks to everyone for your understanding.”
Hundreds of GNR fans reacted with dismay to Rose’s tweet. After holding the mic during a Guns N’ Roses show, a follower wrote that it was “one of the greatest days/nights” of his life.
After the incident Howe told the Adelaide Advertiser, “What if it had been a few inches to the right or left? It hit me in the temple, it could have killed me.”
The band – which includes Slash, Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortas, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reese – is heading to New Zealand for two more tour stops on their highly anticipated 2020 tour, which was postponed due to the pandemic. They will end the Guns N’ Roses 2020 Tour in London Hyde Park On June 30, 2023.