'Enquiries ongoing' into crowd brawl at Lewis Capaldi's Usher Hall show
Police Scotland are investigating the incident which forced the superstar to halt his show
Superstar Lewis Capladi was forced to stop playing after a brawl between a group of people broke out in the crowd of his huge homecoming show at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Thursday evening.
The fight broke out, believed to involve around six people, during the Bathgate star’s second to last song ‘Hold Me While You Wait’, with Capaldi opting to stop playing while the fracas was dealt with.
One eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, said the brawl had begun due to a dispute over two women standing during the gig.
She added that Capaldi’s father then stepped in to try and break the fight up.
She said: “Two women were standing up in the grand circle, the people sat behind them weren’t happy. A guy shouted ‘you’ve bought seated tickets so sit down ya ****** doughnuts’ and security instructed the women to sit down. They stood back up again and it was guaranteed to kick off.”
According to the eyewitness a shouting match ensued followed by a drink getting thrown, with one solitary security guard tasked with breaking the fight up.
She said: “The two women started fighting with each other, pulling hair and the men started throwing punches. There were about 10 people fighting.
“Lewis said: ‘How can you get in a fight at a Lewis Capaldi gig?’, then he said: ‘If you act like a **** fighting at my gig you get ****** out’.
“He finished the show but we were distracted by the security looking for jackets and a phone belonging to the people who had been flung out.”
Another eyewitness commented that Capaldi’s mother was seen comforting a fan following the brawl.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were called to reports of an assault at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, around 10.15pm on Thursday, 5 December, 2019.
“A 27-year-old woman sustained a minor injury and did not require any medical attention. Enquiries are ongoing.”