MELBOURNE, Australia (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — An October 26th show by Akon and T-Pain was marred by violence after several fights erupted and would-be concert-goers attempted to storm into the venue.
According to reports in the Australian press, fights broke out both inside and outside of the venue that left 18 people injured – eight seriously enough to require medical attention.
"They were all men aged between 22 and 54," Ambulance Victoria spokesperson, Paul Bentley told the Melbourne Press. "They were all suffering cuts and bruising, some of them had to be given some pain relief."
Akon attempted to put the kibosh on the fights, jumping down into the crowd from stage. Fans reportedly lifted the singer, so he could make an announcement. See video below.
"Check this out, right! Give me two seconds," he said to crowd. "I don't know if ya'll know how hard it took me to get here. It took me almost two years for Australia to let me back in the country and I am not going to let them f*** up our concert tonight!"
The Melbourne police only questioned and arrested one man in conjunction with the violence. – by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers
Akon jumps into the crowd: