Wild fans hasten end of Morrissey San Jose show

Former Smiths leader singer Morrissey was tackled to the ground by “one or two” wild fans during a performance in San Jose Wednesday night, abruptly ending the concert.

NBC Bay Area reports that Morrissey devotee James Fleishman, 44, of Santa Clara took a minute-long video of the tussle, which he said happened about 10:30 p.m. at the City National Civic in San Jose, where the 54-year-old singer was performing.

A phone call on Thursday to Morrissey’s talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, wasn’t returned.

Fleishman’s video shows supporters hopping on stage during Morrissey’s second encore. Then, 55 seconds into the clip, one or two fans hug Morrissey so hard, he falls to the ground.

“It just created a melee,” said Fleishman, who has been a Morrissey fan since high school. “He ended up hitting the floor and the lights came on within seconds. It was a very abrupt ending. I hope he’s OK.”


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