Gwen Stefani is being sued by a concertgoer who claims she broke her tibia at one of the singer shows in 2016.
A legal document obtained by Pitchfork reads in part:
During the course of and in the midst of Stefani’s musical performance, Stefani unilaterally announced via her microphone and the loud speakers throughout PNC Pavilion that all patrons in the lawn seating area should come to the reserved seating area and the front of the performance stage, including announcing “Just fill in anywhere you like! Who cares about your lawn chairs? You can get new ones!”
This announcement created a stampede rush of patrons from the lawn seating area through the reserved seating area and toward the front of the performance stage, with people knocking over and breaching the security barricades and other security matter, jumping over seats in the reserved seating area, and pouring in through the aisles separating the various sections of the reserved seating area.
During the stampede rush the Plaintiff was trampled by the rush of patrons and into a wall along the reserved seating area, causing her severe physical injuries, including but not limited to a broken tibia in one of her legs.
The plaintiff is seeking $75,000 from both Stefani and Live Nation.