Bottle Hits Singer at Virgina Concert

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 19, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Bottle hits singer: A man was charged on May 19 for hitting Frederick “Toots” Hibbert during a concert in Virginia.

Hibbert leads the band Toots and the Maytals.

William Lewis, 19, was charged with aggravated assault, along with public intoxication, police said, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. 

Lewis is thought to have grabbed a vodka bottle from one of the vending stands and later hurled it at Hibbert. 

Hopeton Hibbert, Hibbert’s son, told WTVR-TV that “Toots” was released from the hospital later in the day and was in transit to New York. The older Hibbert had to get 8 to 10 stitches. 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.