Jon Bon Jovi won't let a fan who plunged into Sydney Harbor and swam to a floating stage drown in fines.
Jon Bon Jovi won't let a fan who plunged into Sydney Harbor and swam to a floating stage drown in fines. The 32-year-old fan swam with two women toward the stage where Bon Jovi was playing a free concert Friday (Dec. 13) in Australia's Darling Harbor. The two women got out of the water when asked by security staff, but the man continued on to the stage -- where the New Jersey rocker helped haul him out, to a huge ovation from the crowd of 20,000.
Authorities said the swimming fan would likely be charged and fined, but it was not immediately clear how much. "We're gonna pay his fines," Bon Jovi told reporters Saturday. "We'll deal with it for him."
Police were not impressed by his generosity. "The laws are there to protect your safety along with the safety of others," a police spokesman said. "Young revelers shouldn't be encouraged by anyone to break the law."
Bon Jovi's international tour is pausing for the holiday season but will resume Jan. 8 in Sapporo, Japan, the first of seven dates in the country. A North American tour begins Feb. 8 in State College, Pa.
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