Rock star Liam Gallagher said “it’s not cool” and “people need to chill the f**k out” after a Boston woman was left scarred by a rogue flare at his gig, which set her bra and shirt on fire.
As previously reported, Stacey Andrew, 27, and her partner Callum Mutton, 21, were both injured during a performance by one of the support acts DMA’s, at Liam Gallagher’s gig at the Fly DSA Arena in Sheffield at around 9pm on Monday, November 18.
A flare hit Stacey’s head and flew down her top, setting her bra and shirt on fire. She has now been left with burns on her chest and arm and scarring across her breasts.
Callum was also injured when the flare hit him, suffering a blister and swelling underneath the eye.
It meant that the couple didn’t get to see the main act in Sheffield – Liam Gallagher – who has now spoken out about the incident.
In a post on Twitter Gallagher said: “Sorry to hear what happened to Stacey Andrew in Sheffield the other night. It’s not cool, people need to chill the f**k out with the flares. Can someone from her family get in contact with us? Thanks”
I’m sorry to hear what happened to Stacey Andrew in Sheffield the other night it’s not cool people need to chill the fuck out with the flares can someone from her family get in contact with us thanx LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) November 20, 2019
Stacey was wrapped in bandages on her way back from the burn clinic at the hospital in Nottingham when she spoke to Lincolnshire Reporter about the scary experience on Wednesday. She is due to return to the hospital next week for more treatment.
Dominic Stokes, Head of SIVLive who run the FlyDSA Arena, issued an apology and said the the actions of those responsible “cannot be condoned and they should be held accountable for their actions”.
In a statement, he added that the venue is currently “reviewing the procedures we have in place in dealing with these items”.
SIV have since offered free tickets to all shows at the venue for a year for anyone providing information that leads to the identification of the person who threw the flare.
South Yorkshire Police are aware of the incident and previously said that arrangements will be made for both injured parties to be interviewed.
Stacey added: “I’m still going to go to gigs in the future, but stand further back. I never got to see Liam Gallagher and I’d still like to see him, but I’m going to have to save up again.”