Top 10 Musicians Assaulted by Fans
Some musicians were physically attacked by fans - many of these crazy fans had psychiatric issues.
Some of these musicians even died (R.I.P.; I put them on top) or suffered serious injuries.
The Top Ten
1 John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
2 Dimebag Darrell
Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.
RIP Dimebag! - CostcoHotDogs
He was shot onstage by a mentally unstable fan in 2004. R.I.P. Dimebag! - Metal_Treasure
3 George Harrison
George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
Repeatedly stabbed by an intruding fan in his own home, it's a miracle he did not die.
4 Frank Zappa
Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.
A fan rushed onto the stage and pushed Zappa into the concrete orchestra pit. Zappa sustained a crushed larynx, fractures, head trauma, and injuries covering his entire body. The fall nearly killed him. This happened in London, UK.
There were other incidents in a short period of time and this led Zappa to fear that he would be murdered. - Metal_Treasure
5 Lou Reed
Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, and his solo career spanned five decades. ...read more.
I hate Lou Reed. - CostcoHotDogs
He got bitten on the butt by a "classic Lou Reed fan" in the middle of a song during a concert in N.Y., 1973. - Metal_Treasure
6 Christina Grimmie
Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 10th 2016), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, was an American singer-songwriter known for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians . She was shot dead during a meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida, by fan ...read more.
7 Robbie Williams
He was attacked and thrown off stage during a concert in Germany, 2001. His attacker was reportedly suffering from psychiatric problems. - Metal_Treasure
8 Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
A mob attacked Paul McCartney's tour bus in Mexico City in 2010. Police were called to break up the crowd. - Metal_Treasure
Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In 2010 he was attacked on stage in Italy and the attacker tackled Slash down to his stage monitor. Security solved the problem. - Metal_Treasure
10 50 Cent
Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.
He was attacked on stage while performing in Brazil, 2010. The attacker grabbed him but security quickly diffused the situation. - Metal_Treasure
11 Snoop Dogg
Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.
A fan rushed Snoop Dogg while he was performing a concert in 2006. Security took care of the situation. - Metal_Treasure
12 Selena Quintanilla
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer.
13 Mick Mars
While performing with Motley Crue, an over-eager fan knocked him to the ground in 2013. - Metal_Treasure
14 Rebecca Schaeffer
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