British R&B singer Leona Lewis was attacked by a “fan” Wednesday, October 14th while she was signing autographs at a central London bookstore.
The singer was meeting fans at a book signing session of her new autobiography, “Dreams,” when a man came up and punched her in the head. According to witnesses, the attacker was quickly intercepted by security and was laughing about the aggression. Although hurt, the singer did not have to be taken to the hospital.
Leona Lewis’ career started when she won the British talent competition “The X Factor” in 2006. Her debut single “A Moment Like This” became the fastest selling UK single after being downloaded over 50,000 times within thirty minutes of its release. “Bleeding Love,” her second single, topped US charts in 2008, enabling Lewis to become a multi-platinum selling artist with her first album “Spirit,” released in 2007.
In the wake of the aggression, Lewis, 24, had to cancel an appearance on BBC’s “The One Show” scheduled for later that night, along with a promotional trip to Germany. Hopefully, this incident will not hamper the release of her sophomore album, “Echo,” due in November 2009.
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