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Bottle hits Toots & the Maytals singer during Virginia concert

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   May 19, 2013 at 6:49 PM   |   Comments

May 19 (UPI) -- Police have charged William C. Lewis with aggravated assault and public intoxication after the 19-year-old allegedly hit the lead singer of the Toots & the Maytals with a glass bottle during a concert, the Richmond Times Dispatch reported Sunday.

Reggae singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert was performing with his band at the Dominion Riverrock festival in Richmond, Va., on Saturday when the vodka bottle hit his head. According to WTVR, Hibbert received eight to 10 stitches on his head but had left the hospital.

"Blood was flowing heavily from his head," a concert worker told the Times Dispatch.

"He was in good spirits and was very appreciative of Richmond," the festival manager said of driving Hibbert to the hospital. "He said he wanted to come back, and he understood this was just one bad apple, basically."

Jack Berry, executive director of the company that produced the three-day music festival, said that the company would look into whether security procedures could be improved.

The Toots & the Maytals called for any information about the incident via their Facebook page and Twitter feed:

PLEASE HELP TOOTS
RE: Richmond Virginia Show Bottle Throwing Incident:
If you have ANY Video of the person throwing the bottle please send to us that as well. Thank you.

The bottle hits Hibbert around the 4:27 mark below:

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