Adam Levine defends his reaction after a fan rushed him and clarifies that Maroon 5 ‘keeps’ its fans
Adam Levine sets the record right after a fan interrupted Maroon 5’s concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 23.
The 42-year-old frontman appeared in a video posted to his Instagram Stories on Tuesday, clarifying that his seemingly angry reaction to a woman trying to hug him onstage was simply because he was “shocked.”
The singer also made it clear that his band “loves, respects” and “adores” his fans.
Set the record straight: Adam Levine, 42, clarified his love for his fans and explained his angry reaction to a fan who accosted him onstage at the Hollywood Bowl last week in a Tuesday Instagram Stories post.
Levine’s minimalist video showed him in close-up wearing a plain white hoodie.
“So I wanted to bring up the Hollywood Bowl incident, a fan coming up to me onstage,” he began.
“I have always been someone who loves, respects and adores our fans. We don’t have a job without our fans. I say that all the time – to our fans,” he continued.
“When I think that someone would believe that I thought our fans were below us or less, my stomach turns. That’s just not who I am,” Levine said with a pained expression on his face.
For the fans: “I have always been someone who loves, respects and adores our fans. We don’t have a job without our fans. I say that all the time – to our fans,” he explained
Out of the blue: Levin said he was ‘shocked’ when a woman jumped on stage and grabbed his arm, so he had to ‘shake it off and move on’
He explained that his angry expressions and curses after being touched by the fan were due to his surprise.
“I want you to know that I was really shocked. And sometimes, when you’re shocked, you just have to shake it off and move on, because I’m doing my job up there. I’m proud of that,” he explained.
“I have to let you know what my heart is, and my heart is that connection that exists between the band performing on stage and the fans. I hope we can all understand that,” he concluded, before showing off his green nail polish and kissing the camera.
Levine appeared to be responding to criticism he received for not being courteous in the wake of the incident.
Surprise: He was singing the band’s hit Sunday Morning when a blonde woman jumped onstage and grabbed him before security took her away
Whisked: The Maroon 5 singer looked visibly angry and yelled ‘f**k’ before walking to the other side of the stage
At the time of his Hollywood Bowl showdown, he was singing the band’s hit Sunday Morning when a blonde woman jumped onto the stage and got close enough to hug his arm.
She was quickly led away by security and the singer was clearly shaken up.
He was seen yelling ‘f**k’ in video captured by TikTok user Luis Penaloza, and he seemed to toss his mic stand over before walking to the other side of the stage to continue singing.
The surprise encounter affected his performance, as he missed a few lines while being accosted.
Fan Controversy: Some fans criticized him for not being “humble” enough, although musicians have been injured and even killed by deranged fans in the past; seen on October 23 at the Hollywood Bowl
Some fans wrote in the comments on TikTok that Levine had to “humiliate himself” when it came to his fans.
“I get it, but he doesn’t have to be disgusted by her. As if those are his fans who keep him relevant. Still a big fan,” one user wrote.
However, others defended the singer’s response.
‘New. What if we stop defending people who touch other people without permission ✌️,” another user wrote.
Although Levine was lucky that the fan who touched him didn’t seem to harm him, musicians in the past have been injured by fans rushing them onto the stage.
The death of John Lennon in 1980 at the hands of a deranged fan who began to despise him has also put a warning tail on musicians who associate with fans.