Morrissey Got Tackled In San Jose Last Night, Lights Out For Observatory Show?

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Christopher Victorio
Morrissey last night..pre-tackle
There were some lights that definitely went out at the Morrissey show up in San Jose last night. Unfortunately, they belonged Morrissey. The 54 year-old singer was tackled mercilessly by a fan (or three?) on stage at the City National Civic.  Two songs into the second encore ("One Day Goodbye will Be Farewell"), any security guards in charge of the front barrier were rendered helpless as dozens of fans began rushing the stage to give the singer a parting hug at the end of the show. We'd like to think that their intentions weren't malicious--if anything San Jose fans were probably just glad he didn't cancel on them again. The crowd's stunt started out innocent enough, but as you'll see in the fan video posted below, things got ugly really quick.

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After thwarting a couple creepy attempts by fans to mount him like a steed, someone broke through and took Moz to the ground, causing the band to stop playing as boos roared through the crowd. What a way to start the U.S. tour! Moz' new album, World Peace is None of Your Business, is slated for release in July. Hopefully he's okay, but as of now, there's no official word on his physical condition.

So now we wait with bated breath to find out if those asshole NorCal fans caused Morrissey to bow out of tonight's gig at the Observatory. If there's as many fanatical Mexican fans showing up as we think there are, the Observatory better pray all is well...or prepare one of the most hoplessly depressed riots in history. Raw fan footage of the Moz tackle is posted below. Still, the weirdest part of this clip has to be the opera music that comes on over the house speakers after Morrissey falls. On second thought, it's just dramatic enough to be appropriate.

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Robert Hernandez
Robert Hernandez

Oh Irene Beenie you are so so wrong about it all yes he may be older now but his music is way better then the garbage that comes out these days.. Viva morrissey and Irene you top off your mugs you seem to be running on empty

Sasha McInnis
Sasha McInnis

No, he still performed Santa Ana and tried to make sure no one else stole his thunder. Lol

Victoria Velasco
Victoria Velasco

Its funny how someone Irene Beenie with a cartoon for their profile pic is calling others washed up and pathetic! Morrisey is a ledge. $90 a ticket seems about right.

Sammy Reuben Quesada
Sammy Reuben Quesada

I'm not going tonight but I still want him to perform. Looking for one ticket! Lol

Andrew Jack Barton
Andrew Jack Barton

I know OCW is a fucking rag but don't you at least proofread your shit?

Joe Franco
Joe Franco

Shut up Irene! Your dumb. Stupid fans are going to ruin a good thing.

joeclark1
joeclark1

No, you wait with bated breath. Learn to fucking spell.

Irene Beenie
Irene Beenie

Morrisey is WAYYYYYYY past his prime and its rather pathetic and very sad that you see all these older MEN going up on stage to hug him. I mean we all know Morrissey's gay and loves his men but still these are GROWN MEN doing this. Morrissey isnt worth the $90 ticket price anymore. He needs too walk away from music gracefully and leave his fans with the memories of his good times and not stick around to release just a mediocre new album. He's a washed up geriatric old man now.

Lon Hall
Lon Hall

Tell 'em, Lorne! "Bated" is one of the many words Shakespeare invented (or at least he was the first person to put the word on a piece of paper that survived to this day). "Bated" is a form of "abate," which means “to diminish, beat down, or reduce.” So when you’re waiting with bated (read: abated) breath, you’re so eager, anxious, excited, or frightened that you’re almost holding your breath. Shakespeare used the phrase "with bated breath" in The Merchant of Venice. Now if a fish leaps out of the water and bites your lips, you may actually have 'baited' breath...

David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez

Gladys Brambila i'm doing my Morrissey impersonation

Ashley Powell
Ashley Powell

James Powell good god it will be crazy there tonight. better give ourselves some extra time.

Jeanette Champion-Fanning
Jeanette Champion-Fanning

The 16 year old me still loves him, but the 38 year old me is unable to support a princess that has zero respect for his fans. He'll cancel. He always does.

Juan Jpz Lopez
Juan Jpz Lopez

It takes one idiot or three to fuck it up for everyone

Nate
Nate

@joeclark1 I think you just need to take a breath...calm down. Thanks for the catch though ;)

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