Legendary Jamaican singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, frontman of TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, has recovered after being hit on the head by a vodka bottle thrown by a drunk fan at a concert in Virginia, USA.
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Hibbert’s publicist told the Jamaica Observer that the singer was on the mend following the Saturday night (18 May) incident at the Dominion Riverrock Festival.
The frontman was in the middle of singing his version of JOHN DENVER's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" when the bottle was hurdled, resulting in a bloody forehead laceration. The wound required several stitches at the VCU Medical Center.
As reported in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, 19-year-old William C. Lewis was arrested and charged yesterday with aggravated assault, a felony, and public intoxication, a misdemeanor.
The band is expected to continue its acoustic shows in the US, which are based on the Grammy-nominated album, Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged in Strawberry Hill.
Hibbert has since said that he would like to return to Richmond.
Check out the upcoming TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS shows in the UK this summer.