Eighteen people were injured at an Akon (featuring T-Pain) concert in Melbourne, Australia Monday night (Oct 26) when over 50 people rushed security guards to get into the venue. Sadly 8 to 11 of the eighteen people had to be rushed to the hospital for serious trauma. Although a lot of fans were involved in the chaotic brawl only a 21 year old male who knocked a security guard unconsciousness during the melee has been charged with assault.
To no avail, Akon jumped into crowd during his performance to try stop the crowd from fighting. A YouTube video shows Akon jumping down with his body guards trying to calm the fans down while the crowd cheered. Akon, top of one of his bodyguards’ shoulders at this this point, directs his attention toward the crowd saying, “Hold on Melbourne…I need ya’ll to let me speak for one second. I don’t know if ya’ll know how hard it took me to get there. It took me almost two years for Australia… and I am not going to let them f*ck up our concert tonight.”
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