Celebrities who have been attacked by fans
Miley Cyrus was nearly choked and groped by a crazed fan
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Having fans is a beautiful thing, as audiences’ sheer love and admiration for the talent possessed by others has created entire industries worth of stars. Unfortunately, there are also many dangers that come with being a highly recognizable celebrity, especially when your presence so deeply affects people that they cross the boundaries of human decency.
Miley Cyrus is one such celebrity, as she was swarmed with hundreds of fans outside her hotel in Barcelona, where she was in town for the Primavera Sound music festival, and one fan took things way too far.
Among the crowd of screams and hands, one particular fan got within arm’s reach of the singer and grabbed at her hair. She moved away, but he hooked his arm around her neck and yanked her towards him, smacking a kiss on her as she struggled out of his grip. Cyrus was walking behind her husband, Liam Hemsworth, who was trying to make a path for her through the crowd when it happened, but neither he nor her security staff were quick enough to keep that crazed fan away. Hemsworth put his own arm around her as they escaped the crowd.
This was hardly the singer’s first experience with a crazed fan, nor is it among the worst of offenses that have been made against numerous celebrities’ safety. Many stars have been victims of stalkers, public humiliation, and even murders.
You can see how some celebrities become quite jaded when it comes to things like taking selfies with fans who approach them in their free time and invade their personal bubble.
Check out this gallery to see a wide range of scary instances where some of your favorite stars felt threatened and scared among the people who are supposedly their biggest fans.
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