3 Doors Down Singer Kicks Assailant Out of Concert: 'You Don't Hit a Woman' -- Watch

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 Todd Harrell and Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down perform at BB&T Center on Feb. 20, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida.

"It was so aggressive that he stopped the show for the first time in 15 years," guitarist Chris Henderson tells Billboard.

It's a sad truth of going to see live music --  concertgoers, particularly female attendees, are often subjected to a lot of unwanted harassment. At a July 14 concert in Broomfield, Colo., 3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold did his part to ensure safety for all.

The video below captures Arnold stopping mid-song to call out a belligerent concertgoer:

"Hang on, hang on, hang on. Hey, hey homie. You don't hit a woman," Arnold yelled. "You just pushed a woman out of the way to get in a fight, you dick!"

He let security take care of the rest: "Get him the hell out of here."

The footage was shot by Melissa Nichols and uploaded to YouTube by 3 Doors Down guitarist Chris Henderson.

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The band is currently on tour with Seether in the U.S. It's also prepping its sixth studio album, titled Us and the Night, and due later on in 2015. 

Update: Henderson described the event to Billboard via e-mail:

"They guy violently pushed the woman out of the way to get to another person he was trying to fight. The woman was not injured that we know of. Security had to drag the man out and they did a great job handling it. We're unsure if the police were called."

Asked if 3 Doors Down had ever dealt with a similar event before, he replied: 

You see people fight in the crowd all the time. In the past Brad has said for people to calm down and love each other but this was ultra aggressive in our eyes. It was so aggressive that he stopped the show for the first time in 15 years.


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