News: UPDATE: Method Man Pressing Charges Over Bloody Eye Incident
Wednesday, Aug 18, 2010 11:35AM
Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man has spoken out on being pelted with an object during an Illinois concert last weekend and stated that the incident will now be legally investigated.
While details are still coming together, the rap veteran is planning to sue the attackers.
Rapper Method Man is taking legal action after he was allegedly hit in the face with a beer can while performing onstage at a music festival in Illinois. He continued with the performance but now he's preparing to sue the perpetrators of the attack. The rapper tells TMZ, "It's not OK... I don't condone throwing things at the talent while they're performing. It takes a lot of heart and balls to continue performing after you've been hit in the face." (Toronto Sun)
News on Meth's injury hit the Internet yesterday.
Method Man was attacked with a dangerous projectile ... and TMZ has obtained the photos of his bloody face. According to an eyewitness, Method Man and Redman were performing at thefestival Sunday night when someone in the audience threw what looked like "a full beer can" at MM's face -- resulting in a pretty nasty eye wound. In our video, shot moments after the incident, Redman throws expletives at the crowd before telling Method, "Your face is cut, go take care of that." But MM refuses to stop the show -- bloody eye and all -- and yells out, "Start the music we're continuing the show, let's f**k these motherf**kers up. (TMZ)
At the same event, singer/reality star Tila Tequila was also physically assaulted.
Tila had barley taken the stage when people in the audience started throwing items at her. Tila was left with cuts and bruises all over her face, see the photos of her injuries here. As she screamed to the rowdy crowd "I ain't going nowhere!", she tried to go on singing but the crowd was not having it. It took several bodyguards to stand in front of the petite Tila to block her but she just continued singing behind her wall of human protectors. Apparently comedian Tom Green got on the stage to try and help calm down the crowd, but it didn't work! Eventually she exited the stage and evaluated her injuries, she was in shock at everything that had gone on. (Right Celebrity)
Following the incident, the emcee released a statement describing what happened to him while onstage.
"I went onstage and immediately, before I even got on stage, DUDES were throwing HUGE STONE ROCKS in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair on fire cuz they threw fire crackers on stage. These people were trying to kill me. It was scary as h*ll!" (Statement)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out footage from the event down below: