People injured after barriers break at Christmas lights switch-on
The gig at Millennium Point, which was due to mark the switch-on of the city’s Christmas lights, was pulled on Saturday (November 14) during JLS‘ performance.
The free show was swamped by more than 20,000 fans, causing barriers to give way, leaving four people needing hospital treatment and several others injured. The boy band said they were “gutted that everyone’s day was spoilt”.
Writing on JLS‘ official website, jlsofficial.com, band member Marvin Humes wrote: “We are devastated to see what happened at the BRMB event in Birmingham. We are so, so sad to see that people got injured at the gig.