Los Angeles, CA — October 23, 2011 —
According to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Vocalist Joey Belladonna of ANTHRAX was tackled by a security guard last night (Saturday, October 22) during the band’s concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The incident occurred while ANTHRAX was performing the song “Metal Thrashing Mad” and a fan found his way onstage. After jumping around excitedly for a couple of seconds, the fan was grabbed by his arm by Joey who attempted to lead him offstage. The guard, who was apparently unaware that Belladonna was standing right behind the fan, rushed the two of them from the front, in the process taking both the singer and and the fan down. ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian tweeted about the episode afterwards, writing, “Joey is banged up but OK. You’d think security would know he’s in the band. He’d only been on stage for 90 minutes.” For more on the incident — including fan-filmed video footage of the entire incident (starting at around the 1:37 mark) — click here.
Originally posted 2011-10-23 19:29:40.