Reggae Icon Toots Hibbert Settles $20 Million Lawsuit

Toots Hibbert is moving forward after settling his $20 million lawsuit against a promoter in Virginia.

The reggae pioneer filed the lawsuit last year against Venture Richmond, the organizers of the Dominion Riverrock festival, a reggae indoor concert in Richmond Virginia.

During a performance at the venue in 2013, the 73-year-old reggae star was hit in his head with a vodka bottle thrown by a drunk fan. Toots ended his performance prematurely and seek medical treatment where he received several stitches for a wound in his head.

Lawyers representing both Toots and Venture Richmond asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit after the two parties reached an out of court settlement. The reggae singer will also be going back on tour and will be performing at the same venue.

The man who threw the bottle, William Connor Lewis, served six months in jail for the incident.