Ava Max was smacked by a fan who ran on stage during her show at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 20.
A man in a black t-shirt was observed trying to approach her onstage while she was in the middle of a song, and a security guard grabbed him and removed him off the stage near the end of the event. As she continued to dance, he could be seen hitting her across the face.
Ava, 29, finished her choreography and the song and proceeded to run off the stage. Later in the night, she revealed that she would blacklist the stage crasher from all future performances.
“He slapped me so hard that he scratched the inside of my eye. He’s never coming to a show again,” she tweeted with an angry face emoji. “Thank you to the fans for being spectacular tonight in LA though!” Fans responded by sharing well wishes with her and telling Ava that they hope she was okay.
The “Sweet but Psycho” singer is currently in the midst of a summer tour. She’ll take the stage again in San Francisco on Thursday, June 22. She’ll continue the U.S. leg until July 1.
Then, Ava has a series of appearances lined up at European music festivals, per her website. She’s also featured alongside other major artists like Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Nicki Minaj, and Lizzo (as well as many others) on the much-anticipated Barbie movie soundtrack, which will be released on July 21.
Someone jumped on stage at the end of tonight’s show in Los Angeles.
This is a reminder that this behavior is unacceptable. Sending all our love to Ava and her crew. pic.twitter.com/Rs0IFSn2Xp
— Ava Max Source (@SourceAvaMax) June 21, 2023