Mario Quintero, the frontman for the Mexican band Los Tucanes de Tijuana, wants his fans to know that he’s doing well and “stable” after a bottle thrown in his direction left him bloodied, hospitalized and with stitches, a source familiar with the incident has confirmed to Billboard.
Quintero, who is scheduled to publish a personal video statement on his YouTube channel LosTucanes.TV on Monday (May 14), was rushed to the hospital after a bottle was thrown in his direction, hitting him in the head and leaving him bloodied, according to a source who asked that a name not be used because they are not authorized to speak on behalf of the band.
“There was blood coming from his head,” said the person familiar with incident, which happened at about 2 a.m. Monday. “A small rag was placed around the wound and he was immediately rushed to the hospital.”
Spanish-language media throughout the U.S. and Mexico have taken to their platforms to talk about the incident. Additionally, several videos of the incident have surfaced and show Quintero as staff attempt to help him, while the audience can be heard screaming and asking that someone get the person who threw the bottle.
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The singer took to his Instagram account to thank his fans who attended the Lexington show: “Thank you very much Lexington, Kentucky, for all your support! We apologize for not having been able to tend to you until the end of the show and take photos with you as we do at each event, but unfortunately it was not possible,” Quintero said in his post. “God willing, we will see each other next year. May God bless you always!”
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Muchas gracias Lexington, Kentucky por todo su apoyo! Les pedimos una disculpa por no haberlos podido atender hasta el final del show y tomarnos fotos con ustedes tal y como acostumbramos a hacerlo en cada evento, pero lamentablemente no nos fue posible. Nos veremos el próximo a?o, primero Dios! Que Dios me los bendiga siempre! #lostucanesdetijuana #invasiontucanes #gira2018 #tour2018 #tucanes
Los Tucanes de Tijuana are scheduled to perform Thursday in Monterey, Mexico, which is listed as a date on LosTucanesDeTijuana.com. More shows are scheduled in Mexico and the U.S. with dates in Los Angeles on June 10, El Paso on Aug. 4 and New York on Aug. 11.
Considered one of the godfathers of narcocorridos, Los Tucanes de Tijuana were one of the top winners at the 2017 BMI Latin Music Awards, a year that also marked the band’s 30th anniversary.
“It’s easy to break into the industry, but it’s hard to stay relevant,” Quintero told Billboard at the ceremony.