Guru Randhawa gets four stitches after being punched by a man at his Vancouver concert

Randhawa was punched by a man after the singer asked him not to get up on the stage during his Vancouver concert Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 30, 2019, 06.58 PM (IST)

Popular Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa got four stitches on his forehead after being punched by a concert-goer in Vancouver, Canada. The singer, who was on a US/Canada concert tour, performed in Vancouver on Sunday where the incident took place shortly after his concert got over. 

In a long post on Instagram, Randhawa announced that he was back in India and feeling 'safe' while recounting the incident.  "Guru is back in India with four stitches on his right eyebrow and mega successful USA/Canada tour. The incident happened on July 28 in Vancouver when Guru told one Punjabi man not to come on stage while he was performing for the audience."

"That man was trying to come on stage again and again and then he started fighting with everyone backstage. He was known to the local promoter Surinder Sanghera who sent him away during the show. But at the end when Guru finished the show and was leaving the stage, that Punjabi man came and hit him hard on his face with a punch, because of which Guru started bleeding on the spot from his forehead above eyebrow and went back to stage and showed it to the audience," the Instagram post added.

The statement added that the alleged assaulter could not be identified as he fled the spot. "That man was with few others and whosoever tried to stop them, they were punching them and then they all ran away."

In the note, Guru Randhawa's team stated that the singer won't have concerts in Canada anymore. "Guru is home now feeling safe in India. And he said he won't ever perform in Canada for the rest of his life. Guru said, his Guru Nanak Dev ji has saved him and prayed to Waheguru to give that man a good sense of understanding what to do and what not to. Your love and support is all we need always."

Known for hit songs like 'Suit Suit' and 'Ban Ja Tu Meri Rani', Randhawa also posted a photo of himself along with the statement. In the photo, Randhawa has a bandage over his right eyebrow. 

Even before the singer's post, social media was flooded with photos of the singer injured- soon after the attack as fans condemned the act. 

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In a long post on Instagram, Randhawa announced that he was back in India and feeling 'safe' while recounting the incident.