(Classic Rock) Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars was assaulted on stage after an audience member invaded the band's performance area in Canada on Saturday.
The chronically ill musician, who suffers from a disease that makes it difficult for him to move, was knocked down by a person who also grabbed singer VInce Neil and struggled with security men.
Mars, who was celebrating his 62nd birthday, later reported his personal guard Rhyno had suffered two broken ribs. Crue were performing their track Primal Scream when an audience member managed to evade stewards and climbed onto the stage. He ran straight into Mars, sending him to the ground, before making contact with Neil.
The show was stopped as techs restrained the attacker, with bassist Nikki Sixx looking on in concern – and apparently kicking the downed attacker – as two roadies picked Mars off the floor and helped him walk off. Neil told the crowd: "We might be back," before disappearing. After a delay they returned and finished the show. More including video of the attack.