This is the moment rap star Labrinth suffered a bruised ego when he attempted to ‘crowd surf’ during a gig – and his fans forgot to CATCH HIM.
The singer dived from the stage after shouting his famous lyric ‘Labrinth, come in!’ during a rendition of his hit Earthquake at the University of Kent summer ball.
But as he fell it became clear the front rows of the 4,000-strong crowd weren’t ready to catch him and were knocked to the ground by the falling singer.
Witnesses described seeing dozens of drunk and disorientated students – who each paid £37 for their tickets – sprawled on the concrete floor.
The singer, who was the headline act at Saturday night’s gig, was pulled back over the barriers by the bouncers and finished his set.
Bosses at the Giles Lane carpark venue in Canterbury, Kent, confirmed no-one was seriously injured in the bizarre mix-up which was taken in good humour.
Student Nasser Naoum, 19, who caught the calamitous stage leap on camera, said: “He kept asking everyone to put their hands up in the air, but none of us knew it was actually because he expected us to catch him – we just thought it was for dancing purposes.
“Then all of a sudden he shouts out ‘Labrinth, come in!’ and does a superman-like dive onto the crowd, who all backed out from catching him.
“Then, like dominos, at least 50 people fell down one after the other. He literally caused an earthquake he predicted himself.
“I saw girls looking up from the floor in pain. But I don’t think anyone was too badly injured.”
Student Chad Greggor, 19, said: “I think he did it quite suddenly because people seemed surprised, not that artists normally give a pre-warning with stage diving, it just seemed that no one was prepared.
“He completely disappeared from view, and I was behind the barriers so I had a pretty good vantage point. I think he just fell to the floor.
“It sounded like he was struggling slightly towards the end.”
A spokesman for the South East Coast Ambulance Service said they had not been called to the incident, which happened between 1am and 2am.
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