After being hit in the head with a glass bottle at a concert earlier this month, Toots Hibbert has canceled the remainder of his U.S. tour and returned to Jamaica. Billboard reports that the injured Grammy winner made the decision to return home to focus on his recovery.
Frederick “Toots” Hibbert was performing with his band the Maytals on May 18th in Richmond, Virginia, when a 19-year-old man in the crowd threw a glass bottle onstage, striking Hibbert in the head and bringing the set to an early close. The reggae veteran was taken to the hospital for treatment, and the alleged bottle thrower was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication.
A spokeswoman for Hibbert, Andrea Davis, said the singer regretted having to cancel the tour, but that he wanted to focus on his recovery.
The canceled U.S. dates:
5/29 Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage (Acoustic)
5/30 Ithaca, NY – The State Theater (Acoustic)
5/31 South Orange, NJ – South Orange Performing Arts Center (Acoustic)
6/1 Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall (Acoustic)