Luke Bryan Releases Statement After Hitting Heckler At Charity Concert

Photo by Debby Wong/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

Photo by Debby Wong/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

Photo by Debby Wong/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

Country singer Luke Bryan has found himself in hot water after he slapped a “disruptive” fan who was in the front row of Bryan’s performance at the Charlie Daniels’ all-star volunteer jam concert in Nashville.

“A man in the front row was making crude hand gestures toward Luke during his performance,” the statement reads. “It was insulting not only to him, but more importantly to the men, women and families sitting around him who were there to celebrate Charlie Daniels and the efforts of raising money for the military veterans — some of who were in the audience. The concert security personnel saw the man’s disruptive actions of the event and he was escorted out.”

Videos of the incident have found their way online and show the man sitting in the front row and flipping Bryan off the entire time he was performing his new hit single “Move.” The video also shows Bryan engaging with the man before taking a step down off the main stage to hit him, and then returned to the song like nothing had happened.

Check out the video below:

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