(contactmusic.com) - R+B star Akon is to appear in court after being charged in relation to an incident at a concert where he allegedly picked up a fan and threw him into the audience - injuring another crowd member. The Smack That hitmaker has been charged with a misdemeanour count of endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment in connection with the controversial concert which took place in New York in June (07). Akon was performing in Fishkill when someone in the audience allegedly threw something at him. The singer asked the crowd to point out the culprit and a security guard sent the boy up onto the stage where Akon hoisted him onto his shoulders and threw him back into the audience. The kid landed on another teenager who later claimed she had been diagnosed with concussion, according to TMZ.com. Police have been investigating the incident since the summer (07) and have now found that there is enough evidence to press criminal charges against the star, who will appear in court in Fishkill on Monday (3Dec07) to face an arraignment hearing. This isn't the first time Akon has faced controversy over his behaviour at his concerts. In May (07) he was heavily criticised for dancing with an underaged female fan on stage and in October (07) a show at Atlanta's Emeroy University had to be cancelled after several people were injured while setting up for the gig.
Akon charged over fan-throwing incident
30 November 2007 11:48 (UTC+04:00)