By Joseph Brannigan Lynch
October 14, 2009 at 07:28 PM EDT

Transatlantic chart-topping singer Leona Lewis was assaulted at a book signing in London, reports the BBC.

Lewis had been signing copies of her new autobiography when the incident happened. A witness told the BBC the alleged attacker “walked up there with the book, she signed it, and as she looked up he just punched her.”

The “Bleeding Love” singer ran out of the room covering her eye while security dragged the man out of the bookstore, who, according to another eyewitness, “Was just laughing—he thought it was funny.”

Lewis did not require hospital treatment, but her spokesman said the X-Factor winner was “understandably badly shaken.”

What do you make of this weird incident?

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