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Fan Sues Axl Rose For Hitting Him With Mic

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An Australian Guns N’ Roses fan was welcomed to the jungle and now he has an appetite for litigation.

Darren Wright, 39, was allegedly hit in the mouth by Axl Rose’s cordless microphone while attending the band’s concert Saturday (March 9) in Perth, Australia, damaging his two front teeth (one in particular had a nerve exposed) and cutting his lip. Wright is suing Rose for damages resulting from the injury.

“With the bright lights and explosions, I couldn’t see anything,” Wright, a pest controller, said in an interview with the West Australian newspaper. “The next thing I knew, I was whacked in the mouth.”

Rose allegedly tossed the microphone into the crowd following the end of the band’s encore.

The tour promoter allegedly later called Wright with an apology and a peace offering of a signed microphone, the instrument of his defeat. Wright said he needs more than that — mainly, financial assistance to pay for months of dental work, saying he is a father of four on a single income. His dental bills could exceed $5,000.

The concert had kicked off a six-show Australia tour for Guns N’ Roses. The tour ends this Wednesday, March 20, in Brisbane.

- Kevin Rutherford, Radio.com

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