It seems the S Club 7 reunion tour (which, you may recall, only features three of them – Jo, Bradley and Paul) is not going well. We’ve just been told that their show last night in Bradford was forced to end dramatically after an audience member threw a glass object at Jo O’Meara. Uh-oh, we had a feeling her attempts to resurrect her career might be a bit iffy following that whole Celebrity Big Brother race furore. This is the official word from the S Club people:
At 01:35 on Thursday 13th November, former S Club 7 singer Jo O’Meara suffered a minor injury whilst performing at Tokyo nightclub in Bradford, with former bandmates Bradley McIntosh and Paul Cattermole, as part of the sold-out nationwide S Club Party Tour.
The group were 15 minutes into their 25-min set when the incident happened whilst performing the No.1 hit single Never Had a Dream Come True. A white male, thought to be approximately 19 years old, was arrested for throwing a glass object at the stage and is being questioned by Bradford Police. Immediately after the incident, the accused made an apology to Miss O’Meara claiming the incident was an “accident” and he “meant her no harm”.
Miss O’Meara was driven to Bradford Royal Infirmary by Aaron Mellor, managing director of Tokyo Industries, where she received treatment for a two inch gash to her head, the injury didn’t require stitches.
Aaron Mellor says: “My company owns ten venues across the UK and we had the S Club Tour at our Oldham site last week. The gig sold out so we immediately rebooked them for Bradford. The gig was going really well until one individual had to spoil the fun for everybody else. Jo, Bradley and Paul are the nicest people you could wish to work with, they are friendly and professional and I will be booking them in for my other sites during December. Jo was clearly very shocked by the event, as anybody would be, but her band mates were very supportive and totally cooperated with my staff and with the police”.
Bradford Police have visited the venue this morning to gather CCTV footage and the accused continues to be questioned.
Matt Wynter, agent at Action Talent who represents the S Club Tour, says, “The 25 date tour has been a huge success with every venue selling out. We have a full diary until the end of the year, and have a larger tour booked in for May-June 2009. This incident will not affect the rest of the tour”.
Jo O’Meara, Bradley McIntosh and Paul Cattermole say, “We were all having a great time In Bradford until the incident happened and we would like to apologise to our fans that our set was cut short”.
Jo O’Meara injured by "fan"