Axl Rose Will ‘Refrain’ From Throwing Mics After Gun N’ Roses Fan Reportedly Injured

Axl Rose Will ‘Refrain’ From Throwing Mics After Gun N’ Roses Fan Reportedly Injured

The singer heard the story and saw the photos. He’ll adjust the show accordingly.

Axl Rose, Guns N' Roses

Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses performs during Day 2 of the 2022 Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 30, 2022 in Indio, California.

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When Guns N’ Roses come to an arena or stadium near you, there won’t be any chance of Axl Rose’s microphone smacking you in the face.

After a woman was injured in a concert in Australia, the front man of the reunited rock legends has promised to stop throwing his mic into crowds. This is a decades-old tradition.

According to the Adelaide Advertiser, Rebecca Howe was left with two black eyes and a bloody nose when Rose threw his mic at the completion of their set.


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Following a rendition of the final song “Paradise City,” Rose “took a bow and then he launched the microphone out to the crowd … and then bang, right on the bridge of my nose,” she told the title.

The microphone then reportedly bounced into the hands of another concertgoer.

“My mind went, “Oh my God, is my face caved in,” she said, adding that she was hyperventilating and in shock after the incident.

Rose heard the story, he saw the photos, and he’ll change the show accordingly.

“It has come to my attention that a supporter may have been hurt at rshow in Adelaide Australia possibly being hit by the mic at the end of show when I traditionally throw the mic to the supporters,” he wrote in a social media post.

Rose wrote, “If true, obviously we don’t want anyone to get hurt or in any way cause harm anyone at any of the r shows anywhere.”

Having tossed the mic at the end of show for over 30 years, the singer continued, the band felt “it was a known part” the performance “that fans wanted and were aware of to have an opportunity to catch the mic.”

“In the interest of public safety, we won’t toss the mic or give anything to the fans during or at the r performances .”

,” said the spokesperson.

GNR’s stadium tour down under wraps this Saturday (Dec. 10) at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, the finale of an eight-city swing. TEG Dainty is producing the Australia and NZ leg, which features the classic line-up of Axl, Slash and Duff McKagan, with The Chats, Cosmic Psychos and Alien Weaponry in support.

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