Rapper's stage stunt goes wrong

A rapper has been injured and a fan has suffered a broken arm after a stunt went wrong at Alexandra Palace at the weekend.

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I was stupid and wildly irresponsible, says rapper

In a statement the rapper revealed he would not be cancelling his remaining tour dates and said he was 'deeply sorry' for his mistake.

I jumped off an extremely tall lighting tress during my last song, and was taken to the hospital for examination.

I was released, and I'm fine, besides some nicks, bruises, and the shame of endangering the crowd. The fall broke a girl's arm and hurt another guy.

My tour manager Nils and I stayed at the hospital for six hours til the visiting period ended, and all I know about the man's condition at this point is that he has no breaks and the injury seems to be muscular/ bruising.

I'll be going back in the morning to try to apologize, but I wouldn't blame the guy if he spits in my face.

The jump was not awesome, it was not badass, and it was not ballsy.

It turned what should have been a great day for the people who got hurt into a nightmare.

It was stupid and wildly irresponsible, plain and simple.

I have no excuse for my actions, and the only way I can explain my mindset is that it was a huge overreach in the heat of the moment.

No, I was not drunk or on drugs. Putting your own body on the line is one thing, but putting other people in harm's way is inexcusable.

Today I let down my supporters, I let down the Warped Tour and I let down my band and the people who work their asses off behind the scenes to make these shows happen.

My #1 priority right now is to somehow make this right for the folks who were hurt.

– George Watsky, rapper

Rapper with 'unknown injuries' after 12 metre leap

Rapper George Watsky leapt from a height of 12 metres above the crowd during The Vans Warped Tour gig at Alexandra Palace at the weekend.

A video shows the 27 year old rapper dramatically launching himself into the crowd, apparently sustaining 'unknown injuries'.

A warning that this video contains strong language:

The fall reportedly also caused a female fan to sustain a broken arm. The rest of the tour has been cancelled.

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