Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Judas Priest: Rob Halford comments on cell phone kicking incident

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has issued a statement regarding a May 25 incident in Rosemont, IL that saw the rocker kick a cell phone out of a fan’s hand during the concert.

Halford – who regularly maintains a focus on a teleprompter at center stage – reacted to someone down front filming the performance by stepping forward and booting the phone deep into the crowd.

According to eyewitness accounts, the incident occurred after the singer became increasingly distracted by the light on the fan’s phone while filming the show, which may have interfered with his ability to see the teleprompter.

“The facts are we love our fans,” says Halford, “and you can film us all you like and watch our show on your phone rather than in the flesh - however if you physically interfere with the Metal God's performance you now know what will happen........”

Judas Priest are currently playing dates on a US tour in support of their 2018 release, “Firepower.”

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