KRS-One Injured By Fan At Connecticut Show

By Allen Starbury  |  04/21/2008

KRS-OneHip-hop legend and pioneer, KRS-One, was injured by the hands of a fan during a recent performance in New Haven, CT after being hit by a bottle.

According to reports, a fan became upset when security escorted him off the stage during the rapper's set at Toad’s Place nightclub. Upon leaving, the fan launched a bottle at the stage, striking KRS in the face and hand.

Calmly, the rapper told the audience not to retaliate, urging "Let it go. When negativity comes your way, let it go."

He was later carted to Yale-New Haven hospital in an ambulance where he was treated for a fractured hand, and dehydration, after his hand swelled up during the last 15 minutes of his set.

However, before leaving, KRS said "Let this be an example as to how we stop the violence."

The show was part of a multi-city tour in which he was support his Stop The Violence Movement. Unfortunately, due to the injury, he has canceled the following dates to recover.

The following is a list of postponed dates:

04/21 - Performance at Harper’s Ferry, Allston, MA
04/22 - Performance at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI
04/28 & 30 - Community Meetings and Planning, Chicago, IL