Even when Axl Rose tries to do a nice thing, it backfires.
Guns N’ Roses were playing in Perth, Australia on Saturday night when Rose tossed his cordless microphone into the crowd, hoping to give a fan a big souvenir. Unfortunately, the mic hit 39-year-old Darren Wright in the mouth, breaking his two front teeth.
Wright told the West Australian newspaper:
“With the bright lights and explosions, I couldn’t see anything. The next thing I knew, I was whacked in the mouth. I thought I had been punched. I was quite stunned and it took a few seconds to realize what was going on. I could feel bits of teeth in my mouth. Then someone is climbing through my legs to grab the microphone.
“I don’t think he intended to do it, but it came at me at a fairly flat and hard trajectory. Those cordless microphones are not light. I’m surprised it didn’t do more damage. At the very least, I want someone to pay to get my teeth fixed.”
The promoter has offered Wright a signed microphone but, as he said, “I don’t think the microphone is going to fix my teeth or pay for the dentist.”
The dentist has estimated that repairs will cost over $5,000 so, if some compensation isn’t forthcoming from some source, Wright says he will be forced to sue Rose.
Guns N’ Roses is currently touring down under with ZZ Top and Rose Tattoo.
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