Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose to stop throwing microphone in wake of fan injury

The microphone throw is alive and should be left to die.

Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose has vowed to end a 30-year tradition of throwing microphones at a crowd after punching an Australian woman in the face on Tuesday.

In a the statement was released on FridayRose admitted the incident and said he never intended to harm anyone during the band’s show at Adelaide Oval.

“Obviously we don’t want anybody to get hurt or hurt anybody at any of (our) shows,” Rose said before adding that she always thought it was a popular Guns N’ Roses concert.

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“We’ve thrown the mic at the end of (our) show for over 30 years we always felt it was a popular part of the end of (our) performance that the fans loved and knew to have the opportunity to hold the mic,” Rose added.

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Axl Rose started the microphone in the crowd after his last song “Paradise City.”
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The microphone hit Rebecca Howe in the nose.

Rose said it was in the interest of public safety to stop the gesture, which has become a highly anticipated part of the band’s concerts.

Rebecca Howe, a hit woman at the end of Tuesday’s concert, says she suffered two black eyes and a broken nose as the band prepared to play its final song of the night, “Take Me Down To Paradise City.”

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“What if it was two inches to the right or to the left? I would have lost an eye … what if it hit me in the mouth and broke my teeth?” Howe said via the Adelaide Advertiser. “If my head had been rotated and it hit me in the temple, it would have killed me.”

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Rebecca Howe was injured by a microphone Axl Rose threw into the crowd at a Guns N’ Roses concert.

Rose did not directly apologize to Howe for the injury, but called the press for coverage of the incident.

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“Unfortunately, there are those who decided to put their opinion on this issue for their own random and unexpected reasons. We hope the public and of course the fans get what sometimes happens. “

Rose ended the statement with a “BIG THANKS” to everyone for understanding.

Guns N’ Roses are wrapping up their Australian tour with two shows in New Zealand next week. The band are on hiatus following their tour of New Zealand until June 2023, where they will play in London’s Hyde Park.


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