Rapper George Watsky apologises for breaking woman's arm in stage dive
The rapper jumped into the audience from the stage, injuring two fans
US rapper George Watsky has apologised after performing a stage dive in London that broke a woman’s arm and gave a man muscular bruising.
The rapper was performing at Alexandra Palace in north London when he climbed up the stage on a rope before launching himself onto the audience from 30ft.
In a lengthy post on his Facebook page, Watsky apologised for his stunt and said he decided to jump due to a “huge overreach in the heat of the moment”.
He said: “The jump was not awesome, it was not badass, and it was not ballsy. It turned what should have been a great day for the people who got hurt into a nightmare. It was stupid and wildly irresponsible, plain and simple.
“I pride myself on trying to put on a good show and always giving 100 per cent energy, but jumping off some high s**t doesn't make someone a good musician or performer. I feel f***ing terrible. I made a boneheaded decision that got people hurt, and it's extremely lucky it wasn't worse.”
He added he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he performed the stunt, and said his health was “fine, besides some nicks, bruises, and the shame of endangering the crowd”.
The Californian rapper said he had been to hospital to visit the two audience members who were injured, and stayed with them for six hours until the visiting period had ended.
He confirmed he would not be cancelling his remaining six tour dates in the UK.
“I will do the shows, as usual I will meet everyone afterwards, and I will NOT be jumping off anything. I am deeply sorry and I promise to learn from this mistake,” he said.
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