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Toots Hibbert Injured By Bottle Thrown During Concert

Toots and the Maytals forced to end Virginia show early

Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs during the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
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May 19, 2013 7:01 PM ET

The lead singer of Toots and the Maytals was injured on Saturday night by a bottle thrown at the stage during a concert in Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Frederick "Toots" Hibbert was struck in the forehead and treated at a hospital for the resulting cut.

Toots and the Maytals were performing at the Dominion Riverrock Outdoor Sports and Music Festival when a glass vodka bottle was launched from the crowd. The reggae veterans' set was brought to an early end, and a 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication, according to Richmond police. An executive with Venture Richmond, the company that produces the three-day festival, said that the bottle used appears to have been stolen from the venue's bar area. 

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Another festival manager said that 67-year-old Hibbert remained in good spirits after leaving the hospital that night. "He was lucid. He was laughing. He was tired obviously. He had had a very long day," Venture Richmond's Stephen Lecky said. "He was one of the nicest men I ever met."

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