Legendary reggae star Toots Hibbert is still recovering after being hit with a vodka bottle in his head last weekend.
The incident took place during a tour stop with his band at the Dominion Riverrock Outdoor Sports and Music Festival in Virginia.
During the band’s performance, someone in the audience threw a vodka bottle onto the stage that hit the band’s lead singer in the head.
Toots, 67, staggered off the stage and was treated at the VCU Medical Centre for a bloody forehead and laceration.
Police arrested 19-year-old William C. Lewis of Henrico, Virginia and charged him with aggravated assault and public intoxication.
“Toots would like to thank all his friends, fans and family who have reached out to him since the bottle throwing incident in Richmond on Saturday night,” Toots reps said in a statement to Urban Islandz. “After seven stitches and a little rest he was able to perform a wonderful show in Westhampton NY last night as the 1st show of his acoustic tour. The youth who threw the bottle for no apparent reason is in custody and being charged. Being the soldier he is he will hopefully be able to continue the tour.”
Toots and the Maytals upcoming tour dates:
05/23 Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theatre (Acoustic)
05/24 Salisbury, MA Blue Ocean Music Hall (Acoustic)
05/25 Newport, RI Newport Yachting Center (Acoustic)
05/26 Lebanon, NH The Lebanon Opera House (Acoustic)
05/27 Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain Arts Center (Acoustic)
05/29 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage (Acoustic)
05/30 Ithaca, NY The State Theater (Acoustic)
05/31 South Orange, NJ South Orange Performing Arts Center (Acoustic)
06/01 Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall (Acoustic)