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Patrick Wolf attacked at Madonna show

By | Published on Wednesday 7 January 2009

Patrick Wolf has revealed that he was beaten up by bouncers for being openly gay and swearing at a Madonna’s show at Wembley Stadium last September. He claims that police officers also became involved in the attack and that CCTV footage is currently being checked, pending a full investigation.

Wolf told Electroqueer: “Three songs in, me and my man were kissing and there were loads of conservative straight couples around us that complained. And then the bouncers came up to me and said ‘can you stop that, this is a family venue’. No joke. I said ‘for fuck’s sake’ and they said ‘oh you can’t swear – this is a family venue’ when there’s Madonna on stage going ‘fuck you, motherfucker’. The bouncer said ‘you know we can do this the easy way or the violent way’ and I said ‘I’m staying so you do whatever you want'”.

Unfortunately for Wolf, they did just that. He continued: “They just grabbed both of us. We were beaten up outside Wembley, handcuffed. These guys were like football bouncers. The police came and it just went on and on and on. My man’s face covered in blood. I couldn’t move for like a month. I had to lie in bed on painkillers for ages. They totally twisted my arm and my legs – it was just mad. They are currently researching the CCTV – it just really nuts. We basically got beaten up by the police”.