Singer and reality TV actress Tila Tequila was attacked by a crowd of rowdy concertgoers at the Gathering of the Juggalos, an outdoor festival organized for fans of Insane Clown Posse, in Hardin County, Illinois on Saturday (Aug. 14). According toTMZ.com, the audiences pelted her with stones and feces during her performance before chasing her backstage.
“I went onstage and immediately, before I even got on stage, DUDES were throwing HUGE STONE ROCKS in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair on fire cuz they threw fire crackers on stage, and they even took the sh*t out of the port-0-potty and threw sh*t and piss at me when I was onstage,” Tequila told TMZ.
Tequila, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, continued to perform during the attack, even though she was visibly bleeding. A witness reported toCNN.com that the attack intensified after Tequila took her top off.
“These people were trying to kill me,” she said. “So then after the last blow to my head with the firecracker they threw at me exploded, my bodygaurd and the other security grabbed me and ran as fast as they could to the shitty trailor. Since their security SUCKS, the 2 thousand people ran after us, trying to kill me. They almost got me so they finally reach the trailor, blood all over myself, cant stop bleeding, then all of a sudden, all 2 thousand people surround the trailor and busts the windows!!! Even the guys INSIDE with me were shaking! It was scary as hell!”
Tequila eventually escaped, but only after windows in her SUV were smashed. Hours before Tequila took the stage, a 49-year-old Georgia man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man in the abdomen, according to Hardin County Sheriff Tom Seiner.
Tequila posted a Twitter message Saturday, saying she would sue the festival. “Pretty soon, the owners who run the juggalos will be bankrupt,” she tweeted.
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