Friday, December 2, 2022

Guns N’ Roses fan reportedly injured by microphone thrown by Axl Rose

A Guns N’ Roses fan claims she was hit in the face by Axl Rose's microphone during the finale of the band’s concert at the Adelaide Oval on November 29.

The Adelaide Advertiser reports concert-goer Rebecca Howe was left with two black eyes and a bust-up nose in the alleged incident, which happened when Rose threw his microphone into the crowd as the band was wrapping up their show.

“I was in Diamond Standing, so it wasn’t even right at the front, and it was the very last song, Take Me Down To Paradise City,” said Howe. “He took a bow and then he launched the microphone out to the crowd … and then bang, right on the bridge of my nose.”

While the microphone was caught by another attendee, Howe was left hyperventilating and in a state of shock.

“My mind went, ‘Oh my God, my face is caved in,” she said.

Although an off-duty police officer helped move her to the side of the crowd, Howe says the incident could have been deadly.

“What if it was a couple of inches to the right or left? I could have lost an eye … what if it hit me in the mouth and I broke my teeth?” she said. “If my head was turned and it hit me in the temple, it could have killed me.”

Fan-filmed video from the event has surfaced online documenting Rose’s equipment toss.

Guns N’ Roses are currently playing shows in Australia and will wrap up their 2022 live schedule in Auckland, NZ on December 10.

The band recently released a series of expanded reissues of their “Use Your Illusion” albums, including Super Deluxe Edition box set package.

Get your copy of the new box set here.

UPDATE: Axl Rose has issued a statement regarding the Adelaide incident; read it here.

See also:

Guns N’ Roses announce London Hyde Park concert
Guns N’ Roses stream Super Deluxe Edition of Use Your Illusion box set
Guns N’ Roses stream 2022 version of November Rain
Guns N’ Roses stream 1992 performance of Double Talkin’ Jive
Search Guns N Roses at hennemusic