A MEMBER of Aussie rocker Shannon Noll’s band was injured after a patron tossed a firecracker on stage during a show at South West Rocks in NSW.
The incident occurred at about 10.30pm Friday, July 28 when the band was playing at a licensed club on Sportsman Way. A lit firecracker was thrown onto the stage.
On noticing the firecracker, the keyboard player attempted to extinguish the wick with his foot; however, the ‘bunger’ exploded, burning a hole in his shoe.
The man sustained superficial burns to his foot and was treated at the scene. He was later taken to Kempsey District Hospital for further treatment.
Police were patrolling the club at the time of incident and spoke to a number of people and investigations are continuing.
Shannon Noll hit out on social media after the performance describing the person who threw the explosive as a “f#*king moron”.
“I’m all about having fun at a show but tonight was completely idiotic,” Noll said.
“Someone threw a bunger on stage right at the end of the show and trying to shut it down, my keyboard player stood on it and it has nearly blown his foot off – let alone my drummer who caught shrapnel that cut his arm. Hopefully his hearing will come back because he was six foot away from the blast.
“Thanks goodness he didn’t kick it back into the crowd unknowing the damage it could’ve caused!
“Up until that studpidly dangerous act the gig event was great.
“I hope security caught the dickhead who threw it! Always one f*#king moron.”
Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident, or who may have visual footage, to contact Kempsey Police Station on 65616199 Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.