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Luke Bryan altercation: Star releases statement after concert

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Country music star Luke Bryan appears to have gotten in an altercation with a man in the front row of his performance during the Charlie Daniels all-star Volunteer Jam in Nashville Wednesday night. The event was an annual fundraiser for U.S. veterans.

Fan-shot footage shows Bryan performing his song “Move” before he heads to the edge of the stage where he appears to see a man in the front row flip him off. The concertgoer approaches Bryan who is then shown punching the man in the face.

Bryan’s team released this statement via Billboard after the event: “A man in [the] front row was making crude hand gestures toward Luke during his performance. It was insulting not only to him, but more importantly to the men, women and families sitting around him who were there to support and celebrate Charlie Daniels and the efforts of raising money for the military veterans — some of who were in the audience. The concert security personnel saw the man’s disruptive actions of the event and he was escorted out.”

One fan wrote on Twitter praising Bryan, “S/o to Luke Bryan for handling this jerk and finishing the song.” Watch fan-shot footage below.

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