Published Oct 05, 2011It's been a wild couple of days for metalcore singer Oliver "Oli" Sykes, to say the least. Earlier today (October 5), we reported that an UK man impersonating the Bring Me the Horizon vocalist had been sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder, but Sykes's week actually kicked off with another violent incident, namely when he was attacked onstage in Salt Lake City on Monday (October 3).
Fan footage laid out a series of events that started with the singer being pelted with water bottles, him telling hooligans to head home, then getting sucker-punched by a rowdy concertgoer who rushed the stage, with a mini-brawl ensuing shortly afterwards. As previously reported, Sykes wasn't seriously injured, but a blog post he made outlined that his fans were -- and he's pissed.
"Just to clear any rumours… Nothing happened last night apart from a bunch of soft lads stomped on a lil kids head 5 seconds into our set, so we stopped playing, had a bit of a banter with em telling em to do one, then some fatty gets on stage tries to hit me, in which he completely fails, misses and falls over, and then gets sparked out by someone In our touring party," he wrote. "The 'crew' then responded by running around the venue, breaking a very young girls jaw and stamping on her, and injuring a few more of our young fans. Proper hard init."
You can read the whole post here.