Jamaican singer and songwriter Toots Hibbert was injured during a concert on May 19, 2013, when an intoxicated fan threw a bottle at him. The frontman of Toots and Maytals was performing at the Dominion Riverrock Outdoor Sports and Music Festival when William C. Lewis reportedly threw a glass vodka bottle from the crowd.
John O’Donnell, who works for Soundworks, which co-produced the event said, “I was on stage at the sound monitor desk when a clear glass liquor bottle struck Toots Hibbert in the head. Blood was flowing heavily from his head.” A guitarist then announced to the crowd that Hibbert was being taken to the hospital with a busted head.
It was discovered by workers that a vodka bottle was missing from the bar. Meanwhile, the 67-year-old was treated at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Centre and was released later that same day. Despite the incident, the singer held no grudges against the area.
Festival Manager Stephen Lecky said that he was in good spirits and was very appreciative of Richmond. Stephen added that the singer expressed his desire to come back and perform again, regardless of the incident.