Mic-throwing has lived its life and should be allowed to expire.
After punching an Australian lady in the face on Tuesday, Gun N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose vowed to cease the 30-year-old practice of throwing his microphone to the audience.
In a statement made on Friday, Rose accepted the event and stated that he had no intention of injuring anyone at the Adelaide Oval concert.
“Obviously, we don’t want anyone to be wounded or be harmed in any way at any of our events anymore,” Rose stated, adding that he had always believed this to be common knowledge for a Guns N’ Roses concert.
“Having flung the mic at the conclusion of our concert for over 30 years, we’ve always believed it was a well-known component of our performance that people desired and were aware of so they could catch it,” Rose said.
Axl Rose threw the microphone into the audience during his final performance of “Paradise City.”
Rose stated that it was in the best interest of public safety to discontinue the gesture, which has become an integral component of the band’s concerts.
Rebecca Howe alleges she suffered two black eyes and a broken nose as the band prepared to perform its final song of the evening, “Take Me Down To Paradise City,” at Tuesday’s event.
What if it were a few centimeters to the right or left? I might have lost an eye… what if it had struck me in the mouth and caused me to break my teeth?” Howe stated via way of the Adelaide Advertiser. If my head had been turned and the object had struck me in the temple, it may have been fatal.
Rebecca Howe was hurt at a Guns N’ Roses performance when Axl Rose tossed a microphone into the audience.
Rose did not apologize directly to Howe for the injuries, but criticized the media’s depiction of the event.
“Unfortunately, there are individuals who, for their own interests, choose to cast their reporting on this topic in a more negative and irresponsible manner, which is far from the truth. We hope the public and, of course, the fans are aware of this.”
Rose concluded her speech with “HUGE THANKS” to everyone for your comprehension.
Next week, Guns N’ Roses will conclude their tour of Australia with two gigs in New Zealand. Following their New Zealand tour dates, the band is on break until June 2023, when they will perform in Hyde Park, London.