Police Stop Eminem Show In Scotland

By | August 27, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Police had to temporarily stop an Eminem concert after 45 people were injured when the audience surged forward as the controversial rap star came on stage.

None of the injuries from the Saturday concert were serious. Police said eleven people were taken to local hospitals and released after treatment. The others were treated at first aid tents set up around the outdoor concert site.

Eminem, who was asked by police to stay backstage until the injured people were removed from the crowd, was allowed to continued his show at Glasgow’s “Gig in the Green” festival after a 30 minute break.

“Eminem and his band did all they could to help the situation and we are grateful for his support,” said a spokesman for Strathclyde police.

Some 30,000 people attended the first day of the two-day rock festival, which was also targeted by protesters Saturday. Religious groups said they were protesting against what they called the “anti-Christian message” in shows by the Detroit rapper Eminem and Marilyn Manson.

Acts scheduled to perform Sunday include Iggy Pop, Green Day and Travis.

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