MEGADETH visited a fan who got was allegedly robbed and stabbed three times during MEGADETH‘s sold-out August 4 concert in Neuquén, Argentina.
According to Minutouno, the victim, traveled from Comodoro Rivadavia with friends to see MEGADETH, and during the concert, he reportedly started arguing with a woman who tried to steal his wallet with 5000 Argentine pesos ($336). He was then assaulted by an “overweight man with a cap” and stabbed three times in the chest and forearm. The identity of the perpetrator is unknown.
The victim was transported to the Castro Rendón hospital, where he remains in stable condition with wounds in the thoracolumbar area, one on the right flank and a significant cut on the forearm.
After MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine found about the incident, he went with a rest of the band to the hospital to visit the fan.
He also tweeted: “Gotta split. A fan got hurt last night. I’m gonna visit him in the hospital. Love you guys, and please for God’s sake be nice to each other!”
MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Dystopia” opened with 48,000 copies, marking MEGADETH‘s highest-charting album since 1992’s “Countdown To Extinction” debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated August 1 of that year. “Dystopia” also logs the group’s best sales week since 2007, when “United Abominations” landed at No. 8 with first-week sales of 54,000.
Gotta split. A fan got hurt last night. I'm gonna visit him in the hospital. Love you guys, and please for God's sake be nice to each other!
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) August 5, 2016