A rapper known for being a speed rapper, named George Watsky, apologized after his stage dive went horribly wrong while performing at Alexandra Palace in London.
Watsky jumped from a 35 foot lighting rig into the crowd, landing himself and two fans in the crowd in the hospital.
Rap artist George Watsky, 27, scaled the lighting rig during his last song before asking the crowd, “Have you got my back?”. He then jumped off the rigging and fell into the crowd.
Fans scattered and Watsky landed on a man and a woman, who collapsed on the concrete floor. The female suffered a broken arm and the male victim was left with back injuries. The rapper himself suffered no injuries except for “some nicks, bruises and the shame of endangering the crowd.”
All three were taken to the hospital on a stretcher.
Here’s the video of the incident (please be warned it’s NSFW for the song lyrics):
Watsky took to Facebook on Sunday to apologize.
“I wouldn’t blame the guy if he spits in my face. The jump was not awesome, it was not bad–s, and it was not ballsy. It turned what should have been a great day for the people who got hurt into a nightmare. It was stupid and wildly irresponsible, plain and simple.”
The rapper said his actions were “an overreach in the heat of the moment” and said he was not drunk or using drugs.
Watsky explained, “I used to be a kid who was afraid to do anything physically dangerous — I was scared of the ball in little league, didn’t want to jump into lakes and would never have had the nerve to crowd surf. But in the last year of touring, I’ve done increasingly risky things, maybe pushing myself by some dumb sense I am conquering my early timidity.”
The tour has six more dates, but George Watsky won’t be attempting any stunts.
“Jumping off some high shit doesn’t make someone a good musician or performer,” he said. “I feel f–king terrible. I made a boneheaded decision that got people hurt, and it’s extremely lucky it wasn’t worse. Putting your own body on the line is one thing, but putting other people in harm’s way is inexcusable.”
Here’s the rapper delivering a birthday rap for Ellen DeGeneres:
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