Rihanna bans umbrellas on U.K. Tour
(pr-inside.com) - R+B star RIHANNA has banned fans from bringing umbrellas to her U.K. concerts - over fears for their safety. The S.O.S. singer scored a massive hit with her summer (07) single Umbrella, but the Bajan beauty has refused to let devotees bring the item to her gigs, because she is afraid people will get injured as fans try to copy her dance moves during her performance of the track. And Rihanna has reason to worry - several concertgoers were left injured after a number of umbrella-related incidents occurred during her recent European tour. The bizarre ban was revealed earlier this week (begs03Mar08) as Rihanna played in Aberdeen, Scotland. Security guard Andy MCDonald, who works at the Press + Journal Arena in Aberdeen, says, "We don't normally ask people to leave an umbrella outside. "But we were taking precautions over a potential accident. We were told that Rihanna's song features dancing with umbrellas on stage. We didn't want the crowd following her actions and someone getting their eye poked out."