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Garbage’s Shirley Manson Kicks Man Out of Show for Hitting a Woman

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Garbage are back with their first new album in nearly a decade, and the band is very happy to reconnect with its fans — but that doesn’t mean singer Shirley Manson is going to stand for violence at shows, as one concertgoer found out after getting into an altercation with a fellow attendee on Friday, May 25.

While the band launched into its hit ‘Stupid Girl,’ Manson noticed a man in the front row throwing punches at a nearby woman. “Get the f— off her — right now,” she shouted at the man, bringing a temporary halt to the show. “Dude. Never hit a f—ing woman. What the f— is wrong with you, man?” Later, apparently responding to an excuse from the man as he was being ejected by security, she sarcastically retorted, “She started it? Oh, Jesus Christ — OK.”

With that unpleasant business out of the way, Manson started the song again, telling the crowd, “OK, we’re going to try that one again. Oh s—, you’re getting all racy in here. What the f— is going on, Atlantic City?

“We’re going to have like five people to play to by the end of the show,” Manson continued. “You’re fighting baby, you gotta leave now. You’can’t f—ing fight, man. You can’t fight. I’m sorry, that’s the rules, man. We just need to all simmer down.”

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