Adam Levine is setting the report straight after a fan interrupted Maroon 5’s live performance on the Hollywood Bowl on October 23.
The 42-year-old frontman appeared in a video posted to his Instagram Tales on Tuesday during which he clarified that his seemingly indignant response to a lady attempting to hug him on stage was simply because he was ‘startled.’
The singer additionally made it clear that his band ‘loves, respects,’ and ‘worships’ its followers.
Setting the report straight: Adam Levine, 42, clarified his love for his followers and defined his indignant response to a fan accosting him on stage final week on the Hollywood Bowl in an Instagram Tales publish from Tuesday
Levine’s minimalist video confirmed him in closeup as he wore a plain white hoodie.
‘So I simply wished to deal with the Hollywood Bowl incident factor, a fan coming as much as me on stage,’ he started.
‘I’ve all the time been somebody that loves, respects, worships our followers. With out our followers, we do not have a job. I say that on a regular basis — to our followers,’ he continued.
‘To suppose that anybody would consider that I believed that our followers had been beneath us or lower than makes my abdomen flip. That is simply not who I’m,’ Levine mentioned with a pained expression on his face.
For the followers: ‘I’ve all the time been somebody that loves, respects, worships our followers. With out our followers, we do not have a job. I say that on a regular basis — to our followers,’ he defined
Out of nowhere: Levin mentioned he was ‘startled’ when a lady jumped the stage and grabbed his arm, so he needed to ‘shake it off and transfer on’
He defined that his indignant expressions and cursing after he was touched by the fan had been because of his shock.
‘I simply want you guys to know I used to be actually startled. And typically once you’re startled you need to shake it off and transfer on trigger I am doing my job up there. It is what I delight myself on,’ he defined.
‘I have to allow you to guys know what my coronary heart is, and my coronary heart is that connection that exists between the band performing onstage and the followers. I hope that we are able to all perceive that,’ he concluded, earlier than exhibiting off his inexperienced nail polish and blowing a kiss for the digital camera.
Levine appeared to be responding to criticism he obtained for not being gracious within the wake of the incident.
Shock: He was within the midst of singing the band’s hit Sunday Morning when a blond lady jumped onto the stage and grabbed him earlier than safety escorted her away
Whisked: The Maroon 5 singer appeared visibly indignant and shouted ‘f**ok’ earlier than strolling to the opposite facet of the stage
On the time of his Hollywood Bowl confrontation, he was within the midst of singing the band’s hit Sunday Morning when a blond lady jumped onto the stage and obtained shut sufficient to hug his arm.
She was shortly escorted away by safety, and the singer was clearly shaken up.
He was seen shouting ‘f**ok’ in video captured by TikTok consumer Luis Penaloza, and he appeared to knock over his microphone stand earlier than strolling over to the other facet of the stage to proceed singing.
The shock encounter effected his efficiency, as he missed a number of strains as he was being accosted.
Fan controversy: Some followers criticized him for not being ‘humble’ sufficient, although musicians have been injured and even killed by deranged followers up to now; seen October 23 on the Hollywood Bowl
Some followers wrote within the feedback on TikTok that Levine wanted to ‘humble’ himself when it got here to his followers.
‘I get it, however he does not should act disgusted by her. Like these are his followers that hold him related. Nonetheless an enormous fan tho,’ wrote one consumer.
Nonetheless, others defended the singer’s response.
‘Nope. How about we cease defending individuals touching different individuals with out consent ✌️,’ wrote one other consumer.
Though Levine was fortunate that the fan who touched him did not seem to bear him any ailing will, musicians have been injured up to now by followers who’ve rushed them on stage.
John Lennon’s dying in 1980 by the hands of a deranged fan who got here to despise him has additionally offered a cautionary tail for musicians interacting with followers.