NASHVILLE –Country star Luke Bryan took care of a heckler without skipping a beat during a concert this week by taking a swing at the man from the stage with his microphone still in hand.
Bryan was performing his single “Move” at the Charlie Daniels’ all-star Volunteer Jam in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday when the outburst occurred. Fan video shows Bryan shouting, “Come on!” before stepping forward and slapping the man with his fingers while still holding onto the mic.
Bryan then continued with the song while seemingly unfazed by the incident.
Bryan’s publicist says in a statement that the man was making “crude hand gestures” toward Bryan and that security personnel saw the man’s “disruptive actions” and escorted him out.
According to RollingStone, the full statement said: “A man in [the] front row was making crude hand gestures toward Luke during his performance. It was insulting not only to him, but more importantly to the men, women and families sitting around him who were there to support and celebrate Charlie Daniels and the efforts of raising money for the military veterans – some of who were in the audience. The concert security personnel saw the man’s disruptive actions of the event and he was escorted out.”
Twitter user Kelsey Meador also posted the following video: