Chris Martin reassures fans spooked by bang at gig
CHRIS MARTIN had to calm fans when a barrier collapsed — sparking fears a gunman had opened fire at a concert.
A loud bang at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York, on Saturday sent concertgoers rushing to the exits in panic.
The Coldplay frontman, 41, who was on stage, reassured them: ‘A barrier fell down. Nobody is trying to hurt anybody.’
Martin then invited NYPD assistant chief Kathleen O’Reilly on stage, who said: ‘Everyone relax, calm down. There were no shots fired.’
As fans returned acts including The Weeknd, Janet Jackson and Cardi B were able to continue.
Later, Martin’s girlfriend, actress Dakota Johnson, 28, gave her phone number to fans to offer support to survivors of sexual assault. ‘Tell me your story in a voicemail,’ she said.
Author: Daniel Binns