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John Lydon delivered an unexpected “punk rock” moment while performing in Chile.
The British singer was struck with a bottle, which opened a wound to his head. And he carried on with the show, cursing the “f---ing coward” who launched the missile.
Lydon, who was performing with Public Image Ltd at the club Blondie in Santiago, completed the song with a towel wrapped around his head (see below).
He shared a bloodied picture of himself backstage after the incident, with a cigarette planted in his mouth. “Glass attack last night in Chile. No reflection on the rest of the crowd. Great gig. It lives,” he tweeted.
Glass attack last night in Chile. No reflection on the rest of the crowd. Great gig. It lives. pic.twitter.com/v2T3dID7P2— John Lydon Official (@lydonofficial) August 15, 2016
Lydon has enjoyed a long, storied career from producing the unexpected. The punk rocker, under the guise of Johnny Rotten, fronted the legendary Sex Pistols and was one of the chief protagonists in a profanity-strewn ‘70s interview with Bill Grundy which damaged the host’s career and led to EMI dropping the band. Lydon raised eyebrows again when he fronted a British campaign for "Country Life" butter in the last 2000s.
Watch the PiL performance below.