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When Fans Attack

Avril Lavigne

The Canadian pop princess was attacked onstage during a February 2011 tour stop in Brazil. Lavigne was perched atop a piano, getting ready to treat her fans to a “special song,” when a man suddenly appeared on the right side of the stage and rushed at the unsuspecting singer. After being grabbed by the assailant, Lavigne squealed into the microphone and scampered across the piano to safety. Security guards grabbed the mystery man, hauled him off the stage and more than likely taught him a lesson or two about attacking defenseless celebrities. Fortunately, Lavigne regained her composure relatively quickly and was able to laugh off the incident. “Just getting in the moment there! Let's try that again,” she giggled before launching into a cover of Coldplay’s “Fix You.” —Jeff Royer

(Photo: Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images)



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