Axl Rose to be sued by fan

A Guns N' Roses fan is to sue Axl Rose after the singer knocked his teeth out when he threw a microphone into the crowd at Australia's Perth Arena over the weekend

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This article is from 2013.

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A Guns N' Roses fan is to sue Axl Rose after the singer knocked his teeth out with a microphone.

Darren Wright damaged his two front teeth and injured his mouth after the singer threw his mic into the crowd at the end of the band's set at Australia's Perth Arena on Saturday (09.03.13) and has now started legal proceedings to have his dental work paid for, saying it will take months to complete at a cost of $5,000.

He told The West Australian newspaper: "With the bright lights and explosions, I couldn't see anything. The next thing I knew, I was whacked in the mouth. I thought I had been punched. I was quite stunned and it took a few seconds to realise what was going on. I could feel bits of teeth in my mouth. Then someone is climbing through my legs to grab the microphone.

"I don't think he intended to do it, but it came at me at a fairly flat and hard trajectory. Those cordless microphones are not light. I'm surprised it didn't do more damage. At the very least, I want someone to pay to get my teeth fixed."

Tour promoter Andrew McManus left a message on the fan's mobile phone apologising for the incident and offering to give him a microphone signed by the 'Welcome to the Jungle' hitmaker, but the 39-year-old pest controller has turned down the offer..

He said: "In reality I don't think the microphone is going to fix my teeth or pay for the dentist. I'm a father of four on a single income doing it hard in Perth."

Guns N' Roses

Axl and his band of hired hands play bombastic metal classics of the calibre of 'Welcome to the Jungle', 'November Rain' and 'Paradise City'.

London Stadium, E20

Fri 16 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £84–£138.50

With The Kills and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.

Sat 17 Jun

Times to be confirmed / £84–£138.50

With The Kills and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20

Fri 16 Jun

The Stadium

£84–£138.50

Sat 17 Jun

The Stadium

£84–£138.50

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