Singer Patrick Wolf was allegedly handcuffed and assaulted by security officials outside London’s Wembley Arena during a Madonna concert on her Sticky & Sweet Tour last September. EQ reports (via Contact Music) Wolf was approached by bouncers after “conservative straight couples” complained about him kissing his male partner. Wolf says,
“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.’ And then 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.”
Wolf has vowed to no longer listen to Madonna’s music, adding “You get into scraps with bouncers the whole time, but that was one step up because there were like seven of them and they just wanted to have a go because they were bored. There was a lot of quite homophobic s**t going down which I was really p**sed about seeing – it was a Madonna concert, y’know!”