Leona Lewis, 24-year-old singer and former X Factor winner was signing copies of her autobiography ‘Dreams’ in London yesterday afternoon, when a man in line suddenly attacked her. It’s unknown why the man, who waited in line for 5 hours, attacked Lewis. A shocked Leona screamed and cried, “Oh my God” as the thug caught her on the temple with a right hook. Shocked fans could only look on in horror as she clutched her head before bursting into tears.
Five security guards jumped on the 6ft 5in attacker and pinned him to the ground until police arrived. Leona’s furious boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa, who was with her at the signing, tried to confront the warped fan but was held back. She released the following statement: ‘Thank you so much for your support, it is truly overwhelming. Yesterday was a horrible shock and left me extremely hurt and upset. I’m very sorry to those I wasn’t able to meet at the signing. Thank you again for all of the lovely messages. Love you all.’
WOW! I can't believe this happened to her! I don't know how she is going to feel comfortable with doing any public appearance like that again, dealing that closely with fans. What an unfortunate situation!